Sunday, October 9, 2011

Rewriting - Transcript October 9, 2011


#Scriptchat Topic: Rewrites: When, Why, How

We’ve heard countless times “writing is rewriting.” Tonight we all shared our tips and approach to the endless rewrites necessary to craft the polished script. Tons of great tips, so don’t miss reading both chats. Enjoy! @jeannevb


EURO Moderator: Teenie Russell @teenierussell
USA Moderator: Jeanne Veillette Bowerman @jeannevb


EURO CHAT:


@teenierussell: It's #scriptchat O'Clock! Tonight we're talking Rewrites: How, when, why. Join in! #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:00 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: Hullo all! Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday! #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:00 pm           



 
@teenierussell: Love Rewrites? hate tem? Come join us and tell us how you tackle them! #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:01 pm           



 
@grahaminman: Chris Nolan Fans | #Screenplay Library http://t.co/VxcscKc7 #scriptchat #LondonSWF
October 9, 2011, 7:01 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @alli_and_that hi Alli! #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:01 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: I've found that the best way to get your head around rewrites is to be an outsider yourself - come back to it later then edit #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:01 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @SpockWriter how long do you leave until you start a rewrite? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:02 pm           



 
@TaroJ: #scriptchat I tackle rewrites as I tackle tonight. With a large glass of red :-)
October 9, 2011, 7:03 pm           



 
@teenierussell: RT @SpockWriter: I've found that the best way to get your head around rewrites is to be an outsider yourself - come back to it later then edit #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:03 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: A good way to approach rewrites: always write forward. Once words are on the page, they AREN'T permanent. You can change them. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:04 pm           



  
@teenierussell: @alli_and_that absolutely, but it is very hard at times to get rid of that great dialogue, even if it doesn't belong. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:06 pm           



 
@teenierussell: RT @TaroJ: #scriptchat I usually enjoy the 2nd draft, a lot of my 1st drafts are quite rough so there's a lot to change. After that it gets tough.
October 9, 2011, 7:08 pm           



 
@ScriptPunk: @SpockWriter #scriptchat I agree. Sometimes its best to put a finished script in a drawer and let it marinade for a while.
October 9, 2011, 7:08 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @teenierussell I know, I love my dialogue and it always kills me when I have to get rid of zinger lines. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:08 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: #scriptchat I think it depends on the length of the piece and how long I'd worked on it before I go back. Tricky to call.
October 9, 2011, 7:08 pm           



 
@Bang2write: #scriptchat don't be afraid to return to pg 1 when rewriting - but don't jump the gun either
October 9, 2011, 7:08 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @ScriptPunk How long is a while though? For me it varies from script to script, unless there's a deadline. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:09 pm           



 
@InhaltheImagery: RT @Bang2write: #scriptchat don't be afraid to return to pg 1 when rewriting - but don't jump the gun either
October 9, 2011, 7:09 pm           



 
@Sandy_Nicholson: @ScriptPunk @SpockWriter Yep, I always wait until I've finished the next script before doing the 2nd draft of the first. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:09 pm           



 
@TaroJ: #scriptchat writing in a team makes it a Bit easier as it's always easier to rewrite someone else
October 9, 2011, 7:09 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @teenierussell @TaroJ I find my first drafts are often quite tight, so the first rewrite is generally the hardest. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:10 pm           



 
@teenierussell: I find it harder :-) RT: @TaroJ writing in a team makes it a Bit easier as it's always easier to rewrite someone else #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:10 pm           



 
@ScriptPunk: @teenierussell #scriptchat Frustrating answer is it depends. Leaving a script un re-written is like not itching a scratch!
October 9, 2011, 7:10 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: Another thing I like to do is to have "multiple" drafts of the same thing to maximise its potential, its concept and appeal. n #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:11 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: #scriptchat Re-writes often suffer from ego. The phrase "killing ones babies" springs to mind.
October 9, 2011, 7:12 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @ScriptPunk I know what you mean, it's always at the back of my mind that there's a script that needs some work #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:12 pm           



 
@antonsays: #scriptchat I do first drafts as quick as possible without much editing so rewriting is the norm
October 9, 2011, 7:12 pm           



 
@Bang2write: #scriptchat find my Bang2writers have the biggest issues letting go of dialogue, yet rewrites are nearly always necessary for plot/structure
October 9, 2011, 7:13 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: Even if some of those drafts are not finished, I can tell if that path to tell its story is naff or I find a shortcut through #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:13 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @SpockWriter as in multiple re-writes or many versions to choose from? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:14 pm           



 
@ScriptPunk: @SpockWriter #scriptchat That would confuse the bejesus out of me! It takes all my concentration to keep an eye on the one plot and...
October 9, 2011, 7:14 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @SpockWriter I find that easier to do with shorts though #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:15 pm           



 
@ScriptPunk: @SpockWriter #scriptchat ...still have time to make the dinner, do the ironing and do my day job! : )
October 9, 2011, 7:15 pm           



 
@Bang2write: @antonsays yes me too, it's the smartest thing to do time and ego-wise IMHO #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:15 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: @teenierussell many versions of the same story. It's kinda complicated I will explain but that's how my brain works :) #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:16 pm           



 
@teenierussell: me too, just get it on paper RT: @antonsays I do 1st drafts as quick as possible without much editing so rewriting is the norm #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:16 pm           



 
@teenierussell: RT @Bang2write: #scriptchat find my Bang2writers have the biggest issues letting go of dialogue, yet rewrites are nearly always necessary for plot/structure
October 9, 2011, 7:16 pm           



 
@teenierussell: I find it easier to re-write a scene than a character #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:17 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: A story is simply from A to B but what I have to choose is the route. Is it one straight line or more complex? I do both or more #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:18 pm           



 
@Jamie_LD: After a terrific REWRITING chat on #scriptchat tonight, don't forget to check out #tvwriterchat with guests @justin_halpern & @PMSchumacker
October 9, 2011, 7:18 pm           



 
@antonsays: @Bang2write #scriptchat exactly. And it gets the momentum started.
October 9, 2011, 7:19 pm           



 
@TaroJ: #scriptchat it's weird how the smallest thing can make a huge change to the direction of the script.
October 9, 2011, 7:19 pm           



 
@Jamie_LD: @teenierussell I always think, get it on paper, then the rewrite will be easy. Then I DREAD the rewrite. lol #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:19 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: Then this allows me to highlight which is the best route that I can get to A to B which may involve to start on one path then... #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:19 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @SpockWriter I get what you mean, but I try to do it in note form rather than multiple versions as my time is limited. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:20 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @SpockWriter but we should each do what works best for getting the story told #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:20 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: ... to cross over to another path and maybe another or even go back to first. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:21 pm           



 
@Bang2write: #scriptchat dialogue *least* of script's probs when it comes to rewrites,yet clients fall into trap of thinking it more important than it is
October 9, 2011, 7:21 pm           



 
@iantendo: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Dumb Little Writing Tricks That Work: Listen to a movie http://t.co/zJtM55gK #screenwriting #scriptchat #scripttip #amwriting #writing
October 9, 2011, 7:22 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @Jamie_LD me too,I know it's essential, but it's so much more fun to write a new script than a rewrite #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:22 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @TaroJ Examples from your own work? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:22 pm           



 
@teenierussell: RT @Bang2write: #scriptchat dialogue *least* of script's probs when it comes to rewrites,yet clients fall into trap of thinking it more important than it is
October 9, 2011, 7:23 pm           



 
@ScriptPunk: #scriptchat Is the amount of rewriting you need to do exponentally linked to the amount of prep and plot development you do before writing?
October 9, 2011, 7:23 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: @teenierussell Exactly - this is how my little ol' brain of mine works. It's something that I will never recommend to others tho #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:23 pm           



 
@teenierussell: Does anyone start from scratch when rewriting? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:24 pm           



 
@Jamie_LD: @teenierussell I agree. But I try to write a new one while I'm rewriting the finished. Helps keep things fresh. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:24 pm           



 
@antonsays: @Bang2write #scriptchat interesting as when I do comedy dialogue is everything. It's the joke. Mind you I've usually nailed the plot already
October 9, 2011, 7:24 pm           



 
@TaroJ: @Will_Scothern #scriptchat we changed a graffiti artist from being a vandal to actually talented and it completely changed everything
October 9, 2011, 7:24 pm           



 
@Jamie_LD: I did on one screenplay. RT @teenierussell: Does anyone start from scratch when rewriting? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:24 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @teenierussell This time around I've identified what works and am rewriting the bits around them. Kinda working. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:25 pm           



 
@DimitriDavis: Sometimes, definitely. rt @Jamie_LD: I did on one screenplay. RT @teenierussell: Does anyone start from scratch when rewriting? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:25 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @ScriptPunk Not necessarily prep, but how well you know your story and characters before writing. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:25 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @ScriptPunk so I suppose, a good outline and/or treatment will help you know the story before writing #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:26 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @Jamie_LD that's a good plan. I need more discipline to make sure I just don't abandon a script in the 'drawer' #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:28 pm           



 
@Oscar_Nobi: @ScriptPunk Can do. I mean I might re-write treatments half a dozen times before I get to the first draft #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:28 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: I love rewrites (most of the time) cause I get to hang out with my characters again. #BFFs #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:28 pm           



 
@AntresolCafe: “@Jamie_LD: I did on one screenplay. RT @teenierussell: Does anyone start from scratch when rewriting? #scriptchat” Good Question.
October 9, 2011, 7:28 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: The one thing I dread in a re-write is how many people can it please? The majority of readers but it never pleases the writer. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:29 pm           



 
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October 9, 2011, 7:30 pm           



 
@rabbitandcrow: #scriptchat There's also rewriting based on the requirements of a job & producers notes, distinct from rewriting for your own satisfaction.
October 9, 2011, 7:30 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @antonsays but sometimes that joke just doesn't help further the plot. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:30 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @teenierussell But any of @antonsays' jokes are worth skewing the plot slightly to accommodate them. #bigfan #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:31 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @Jamie_LD how did you find having to start over? Was it harder or easier? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:31 pm           



 
@Bang2write: @SpockWriter you have to let go; the script is not for you, but an audience end of the day #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:31 pm           



 
@rabbitandcrow: #scriptchat One process is moving a script toward an ideal, one might be only damage control.
October 9, 2011, 7:32 pm           



 
@TaroJ: @rabbitandcrow #scriptchat very true. Not something I've experienced but I imagine has it's advantages and disadvantages
October 9, 2011, 7:33 pm           



 
@rabbitandcrow: #scriptchat I rewrote a treatment this week incorporating producers notes. Found notes inspired new perspective on other parts of script.
October 9, 2011, 7:34 pm           



 
@teenierussell: Has anyone had to kill off/ change their protagonist during a re-write? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:35 pm           



 
@teenierussell: RT @alli_and_that: This time around Ive identified what works and am rewriting the bits around them. Kinda working. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:35 pm           



 
@rabbitandcrow: #scriptchat But generally, I hate rewriting. I want to get it just about right the first time & then just polish after that.
October 9, 2011, 7:35 pm           



 
@teenierussell: Half-way through Scriptchat. We're talking about Rewrites! #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:35 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @teenierussell YES. I still can't figure out who the protagonist is in the script though, so it's getting dusty for the moment. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:36 pm           



 
@rabbitandcrow: #scriptchat ...Almost never works that way though.
October 9, 2011, 7:36 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: @Bang2write I believe that will come in time. Being OCD doesn't help as nothing I write will be perfect. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:36 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @rabbitandcrow It's funny, even ideas I don't agree with have sparked other useful ideas in my mind. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:37 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @SpockWriter I think write what you want to watch mostly, but learn to listen when too many people point to the same flaws. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:38 pm           



 
@rabbitandcrow: #scriptchat Kurt Vonnegut usually had a first draft that was ready to go. His process was slow, intense banging away. Like carving marble.
October 9, 2011, 7:38 pm           



 
@Bang2write: @SpockWriter yes, as you become an "older" writer you learn to let go. But no script is ever perfect anyway #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:38 pm           



 
@antonsays: @alli_and_that @teenierussell #scriptchat ha! I have a fan. Yes killing your best jokes are hard but plot has to come first - ish ;-p
October 9, 2011, 7:38 pm           



 
@teenierussell: RT @rabbitandcrow: #scriptchat There's also rewriting based on the requirements of a job & producers notes, distinct from rewriting for your own satisfaction.
October 9, 2011, 7:39 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: RT @teenierussell I think write what you want to watch mostly, but learn to listen when too many people point to the same flaws. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:39 pm           



 
@teenierussell: RT @rabbitandcrow: #scriptchat I rewrote a treatment this week incorporating producers notes. Found notes inspired new perspective on other parts of script.
October 9, 2011, 7:40 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @teenierussell @SpockWriter Feedback is key - finding the right people to give you feedback is so so important. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:41 pm           



 
@Sandy_Nicholson: @alli_and_that Absolutely. Friend of mine, hate his writing but arguing with him makes me come up with great ideas. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:42 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @alli_and_that I have the same problem w/ my script, hence sitting in drawer. I need to figure out who the real protag is #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:42 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: @SpockWriter Agree with that totally as well as with @Bang2write and @alli_and_that #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:42 pm           



 
@Oscar_Nobi: @alli_and_that @teenierussell @SpockWriter Agreed. Obtaining feedback, and learning how to receive it, is paramount. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:43 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @Sandy_Nicholson I always knew you hated my writing. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:43 pm           



 
@Sandy_Nicholson: @Will_Scothern I always knew you thought you were the only person I know. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:43 pm           



 
@ScriptPunk: RT @Oscar_Nobi: @alli_and_that @teenierussell @SpockWriter Agreed. Obtaining feedback, and learning how to receive it, is paramount. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:44 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @Will_Scothern @sandy_nicholson Awkward.... #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:44 pm           



 
@rabbitandcrow: @alli_and_that Yes. And finding not just good readers, but good readers who understand what you're trying to do. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:44 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: Has anyone ever used a script reading service to get to a second draft? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:44 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @antonsays @alli_and_that haha, glad someone finds you funny ;-) #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:44 pm           



 
@teenierussell: RT @TaroJ: #scriptchat when is it one rewrite too many? How do you know when it's time to stop.
October 9, 2011, 7:45 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @rabbitandcrow I've been lucky to find a few people exactly like that. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:45 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @teenierussell @antonsays I think I'm the only one... #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:45 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @Sandy_Nicholson Why can't you quit me!? #scriptchat #BrokeBack
October 9, 2011, 7:45 pm           



 
@tylerweaver: Usually when I ask that very question. “@TaroJ: #scriptchat when is it one rewrite too many? How do you know when it's time to stop.”
October 9, 2011, 7:45 pm           



 
@Oscar_Nobi: No, mostly because of expense. RT @Will_Scothern Has anyone ever used a script reading service to get to a second draft? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:46 pm           



 
@seendsley: RT @rabbitandcrow: #scriptchat Kurt Vonnegut usually had a first draft that was ready to go. His process was slow, intense banging away. Like carving marble.
October 9, 2011, 7:46 pm           



 
@teenierussell: RT @Oscar_Nobi: @alli_and_that @teenierussell @SpockWriter Obtaining feedback, and learning how to receive it, is paramount. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:47 pm           



 
@antonsays: @alli_and_that @teenierussell #scriptchat that loud crash was my feet returning to earth!
October 9, 2011, 7:47 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @teenierussell Tell me about it. I don't have enough time to devote to it to fix it - it'll still be there later. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:47 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @TaroJ Usually when i realise i haven't written anything else in years... #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:47 pm           



 
@ScriptPunk: @Will_Scothern #scriptchat Yes. I still haven't settled on one I'm entirely comfortable with yet.
October 9, 2011, 7:47 pm           



 
@teenierussell: RT @rabbitandcrow: @alli_and_that And finding not just good readers, but good readers who understand what youre trying to do. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:47 pm           



 
@angrychow: @Oscar_Nobi totally agree. Learning how to take criticism and grow from it is so important. Few do it though. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:48 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @Oscar_Nobi How expensive is too expensive for you? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:48 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @angrychow I personally would rather have someone who would give me truthful feedback than tell me I'm amazing. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:49 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @ScriptPunk Which ones have you tried? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:49 pm           



 
@angrychow: @Will_Scothern as a script reader/analyst, I would try to get a few drafts under your belt before going outside. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:49 pm           



 
@Oscar_Nobi: @TaroJ In theory, never. A script i shot this summer went through 18 drafts and was much better for it. But camera had to roll #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:49 pm           



 
@antonsays: @TaroJ that's hard for comedy as you've read the same joke loads. I'd say when you feel you aren't making much difference. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:50 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @angrychow Why would you recommend that? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:50 pm           



 
@HateTheHate: #scriptchat ... It would be interesting to see first drafts on some of the dross that comes out of Holywood. I couldn't be worse could it?
October 9, 2011, 7:50 pm           



 
@angrychow: @alli_and_that -that is a great quality to have. I deal with many writers that just want to hear they are right. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:50 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @alli_and_that @angrychow Yes. When someone reads my work and says I like it, it's really frustrating. Nice but not helpful. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:50 pm           



 
@rabbitandcrow: @alli_and_that Hold onto those people! #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:51 pm           



 
@Oscar_Nobi: @Will_Scothern I saw quotes around £40 / £50. I do feel picking the brains of friends who aren't afraid to criticse sufficed #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:51 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @Oscar_Nobi @Will_Scothern The #scriptchat community is great as a bunch of writers who will read your work for nix and give feedback. #FYI
October 9, 2011, 7:52 pm           



 
@antonsays: Yes hug them lots RT @rabbitandcrow: @alli_and_that Hold onto those people! #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:52 pm           



 
@angrychow: @Will_Scothern honestly every draft you do will let you see what works and help you find new things. I've done 3 page 1 rewrites #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:52 pm           



 
@teenierussell: RT @alli_and_that: @Oscar_Nobi @Will_Scothern The #scriptchat community is great as a bunch of writers who will read your work for nix and give feedback. #FYI
October 9, 2011, 7:52 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @antonsays @rabbitandcrow Yeah, I was wondering if your ears were burning. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:52 pm           



 
@angrychow: @Will_Scothern and am now ready to send out to people for feedback. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:53 pm           



 
@TaroJ: RT @HateTheHate: #scriptchat ... It would be interesting to see first drafts on some of the dross that comes out of Holywood. I couldn't be worse could it?
October 9, 2011, 7:53 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @alli_and_that Have you ever used a script reader? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:53 pm           



 
@Michael_Flores: Do it RT @lizziside: Do you read blogs? Maybe you should http://t.co/kNLqMKUZ #scriptchat #blogging ^MF
October 9, 2011, 7:54 pm           



 
@angrychow: @teenierussell I often tell people to find people that don't like you. If you want to be told it's perfect, get your mom to read #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:54 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @angrychow Do you re-write as you go? And then only consider it a first draft when you've gone as far as you can with it? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:54 pm           



 
@angrychow: @TaroJ Many people over think this. I think it is when one draft is virtually the same as the last one. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:55 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @Will_Scothern I'd only use it for a feature & haven't gotten one to a place where I'd be happy to pay someone to read it yet. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:55 pm           



 
@ZaraAltair: #scriptchat Hi everyone.
October 9, 2011, 7:55 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @Will_Scothern All the shorts I've written I've sent to friends to read for honest and constructive feedback. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:55 pm           



 
@angrychow: @Will_Scothern I just get it out there. Of course ideas come for previous pages, but I get it down and adjust on next draft #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:55 pm           



 
@SpockWriter: If you can handle your own criticism, then you can handle anyone's as you, the writer, will be the harshest critic of your work. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:56 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @angrychow @TaroJ How different do you think each draft needs to be though? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:56 pm           



 
@Oscar_Nobi: @angrychow At first it's difficult to accept criticism. Then comes a point where you're actively seeking it to improve. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:56 pm           



 
@ZaraAltair: I try to refrain from rewriting as I go unless it is really an obvious error. I might mark something as needing fixing later. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:56 pm           



 
@rabbitandcrow: #scriptchat Always very fearful of "over-writing" - damaging something by rewriting too earnestly.
October 9, 2011, 7:56 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @rabbitandcrow Perfect way to keep ideas flowing. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:56 pm           



 
@Bang2write: @TaroJ @HateTheHate #scriptchat we might not like Hollywood stuff, but it's hugely popular/successful. Can't be all bad!
October 9, 2011, 7:56 pm           



 
@TaroJ: @Will_Scothern @angrychow usually I want to just get the 1st draft finish but sometimes things will take a turn & send you back #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:56 pm           



 
@ZaraAltair: #scriptchat First draft, just write.
October 9, 2011, 7:57 pm           



 
@teenierussell: @angrychow haha, but then you'll just get the criticism and not the constructive part. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:57 pm           



 
@HateTheHate: #scriptchat ... how many rewrites before it's not "your" film anymore?
October 9, 2011, 7:57 pm           



 
@angrychow: @alli_and_that it's never the same. Your gut will tell you how much needs to change and how much should remain. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:57 pm           



 
@AllaboutDay: #scriptchat Hello
October 9, 2011, 7:57 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @alli_and_that Are they all script writers too? Or writers who specialise in different areas? #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:57 pm           



 
@Oscar_Nobi: Good to know! RT @alli_and_that The #scriptchat community is great as a bunch of writers who will read your work for nix and give feedback.
October 9, 2011, 7:57 pm           



 
@angrychow: @alli_and_that I think if after a couple rewrites you have scenes that feel good, that you're on the right track. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:57 pm           



 
@ZaraAltair: RT @hatethehate: #scriptchat ... how many rewrites before it's not "your" film anymore? Hard one. My first goal is production.
October 9, 2011, 7:58 pm           



 
@angrychow: @Oscar_Nobi so true. I feel like I finally became a serious writer when I learned to accept criticism. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:58 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @Will_Scothern Most are writers. Some are producers, directors, crew - people who's opinions I trust to be honest with me. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:58 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: @TaroJ @angrychow I find myself getting stuck on scenes and re-writing till they "work"...does slow me, but it feels necessary. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:58 pm           



 
@ZaraAltair: #scriptchat If producer wants changes I make them. We do have chats about story integrity, however. ;-)
October 9, 2011, 7:59 pm           



 
@alli_and_that: @angrychow I find that in general my first drafts are tight. I don't usually do massive overhauls in rewrites. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 7:59 pm           



 
@HateTheHate: #scriptchat ... patience is a virtue ... someone may like it ... ... eventually. :)
October 9, 2011, 7:59 pm           



 
@magdaolchawska: RT @grahaminman: Chris Nolan Fans | #Screenplay Library http://t.co/VxcscKc7 #scriptchat #LondonSWF
October 9, 2011, 7:59 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: RT @SpockWriter: If you can handle your own criticism, then you can handle anyone's as you, the writer, will be the harshest critic of your work. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 8:00 pm           



 
@angrychow: @teenierussell that's why it helps to have a few people. You should hopefully see a trend in what works and what doesn't. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 8:00 pm           



 
@teenierussell: Another quick #scriptchat Thank you to all for a lovely chat! #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 8:01 pm           



 
@frogfall: Online just a little too late for #scriptchat. Hope it was a good one, guys. I look forward to reading the transcript. Have a nice evening.
October 9, 2011, 8:01 pm           



 
@TaroJ: #scriptchat thanks for a great chat everyone. Don't forget tickets still available for #lswf for those of you not babysitting ;-)
October 9, 2011, 8:02 pm           



 
@teenierussell: Hello to the latecomers, the transcript will be up in the morning. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 8:02 pm           



 
@Will_Scothern: RT @angrychow: @Will_Scothern at the end of the day it is about what works for you. No one way is perfect. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 8:02 pm           



 
@angrychow: @alli_and_that that's excellent and I'm guessing you probably outline a great deal before you get that first draft down. #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 8:02 pm           



 
@TheMenaceDenis: RT @GoIntoTheStory: Dumb Little Writing Tricks That Work: Listen to a movie http://t.co/zJtM55gK #screenwriting #scriptchat #scripttip #amwriting #writing
October 9, 2011, 8:02 pm           



 
@Oscar_Nobi: Good stuff! RT @teenierussell Another quick #scriptchat Thank you to all for a lovely chat! #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 8:03 pm           



 
@TheMenaceDenis: Just discovered #scriptchat yeeeeeeeee!
October 9, 2011, 8:03 pm           



 
@teenierussell: USA will continue talking about Rewrites at 8pm EST #scriptchat
October 9, 2011, 8:03 pm



USA CHAT:


 
@jeannevb: Its #SCRIPTCHAT O'ClOCK tonight talking rewrites
October 10, 2011, 12:00 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: Hi everybody #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:00 am           



 
@PennyAsh: @jeannevb In rewrite hell now :) #SCRIPTCHAT
October 10, 2011, 12:00 am           



 
@art1032: Hello #scriptchat :)
October 10, 2011, 12:00 am           



 
@Dark_Emergence: Getting ready to scriptchat about Rewrites, feel free to ignore me for the next hour. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:00 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: Writing is rewriting! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:00 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: Ignore our tweets if you aren't interested in the subject of REWRITING RT @jeannevb: Its #SCRIPTCHAT O'ClOCK tonight talking rewrites
October 10, 2011, 12:01 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Hello new tweeps! If you're not a scriptchat-er, you might want to ignore me for the next hour... b/c it's #scriptchat o'clock
October 10, 2011, 12:01 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: @SarahAlexis4 So agree: "Writing is rewriting!" That's what I always tell my students! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:01 am           



 
@tracinell: I'm heading into #scriptchat! #rewrites #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:01 am           



 
@OfficeHooky: Hi. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:01 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: Misery loves company. Right there with you. Is it ever rewrite #heaven? RT @PennyAsh: @jeannevb In rewrite hell now :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:01 am           



 
@jeannevb: I am too but I love rewrites RT @PennyAsh: @jeannevb In rewrite hell now :) #SCRIPTCHAT
October 10, 2011, 12:01 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: I never think of rewriting as hell. It's an opportunity to fix problems. I like it! :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:02 am           



 
@JAEL488: To me rewrites is your second wind #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:02 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: @jeannevb Hi Jeanne. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:02 am           



 
@Dark_Emergence: I try to take time on my first draft so rewriting will be easier. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:02 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Sometimes I think it is... when that awkward scene FINALLY works! RT @elizabethkarr: Is it ever rewrite #heaven? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:02 am           



 
@ZaraAltair: #scriptchat Hi, everyone.
October 10, 2011, 12:03 am           



 
@CindyPCarroll: @LisaGProsek I love rewrites. That's where I find the gold in the piece and make it shine. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:03 am           



 
@wcmartell: And your third wind and fourth wind and fifth wind and...n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:03 am           



 
@lisamondello: Hi all!n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:03 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: Will adopt yr attitude :) RT @LisaGProsek: I never think of rewriting as hell. Its an opportunity to fix problems. I like it! :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:03 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: I think the lead up to the rewrite is hell but the actual process isn't too bad LOL #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:03 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: @caramumfordfilm And that's such a lovely feeling! "when that awkward scene FINALLY works!" #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:03 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: So true! #rewrites RT @wcmartell: And your third wind and fourth wind and fifth wind and... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:03 am           



 
@TheWriteScript: Hey all! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:03 am           



 
@lisamondello: Perfect chat for me tonight. I'm in the middle of rewriting a script.n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:03 am           



 
@tracinell: for what it's worth, @ScreenwritingU's free rewrite seminar is is unbelievable. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:03 am           



 
@apoeticanomaly: What's the average time you let your script settle, before you start the next rewrite? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:04 am           



 
@PennyAsh: @MeganDrapalski @elizabethkarr @jeannevb Actually do like rewrites, always a better story for it #heaven #SCRIPTCHAT
October 10, 2011, 12:04 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: @elizabethkarr It makes the trouble spots easier to get through. ;) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:04 am           



 
@jeannevb: I've had so many rewrite winds for #slaverybyanothername, I built her a sail boat #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:04 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: RT @CindyPCarroll: @LisaGProsek I love rewrites. Thats where I find the gold in the piece and make it shine. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:04 am           



 
@Dark_Emergence: 2 weeks RT @apoeticanomaly: Whats the average time you let your script settle, before you start the next rewrite? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:04 am           



 
@tracinell: @TheWriteScript hi! saved a seat for you! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:04 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Love it! RT @jeannevb: Ive had so many rewrite winds for #slaverybyanothername, I built her a sail boat #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:04 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: @PennyAsh @Elizabethkarr @JeanneVB It's definitely worth it I just feel overwhelmed at the start lol. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:04 am           



 
@lisamondello: I wouldn't say I like rewrites. I don't mind doing them because I know the project gets better the more I revise and rewrite.n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:05 am           



 
@dlsparks: Joining #scriptchat and working on synopsis #multitasking
October 10, 2011, 12:05 am           



 
@jeannevb: I wrote a piece on rewrites...let me find it #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:05 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: @Dark_Emergence I think it's really critical to take time on the first draft. It saves a lot of time later. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:05 am           



 
@apoeticanomaly: @Dark_Emergence That seems like a reasonable amount of time. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:05 am           



 
@PennyAsh: @MeganDrapalski @jeannevb @elizabethkarr I'm at the put it all back together stage now #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:05 am           



 
@angrychow: @LisaGProsek that's the perfect attitude Lisa. I wish more writers were like you. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:05 am           



 
@authorViviAnna: love rewriting scripts/teleplays, hate rewriting novels #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:05 am           



 
@ZaraAltair: RT @LisaGProsek: @caramumfordfilm And that's such a lovely feeling! "when that awkward scene FINALLY works!" #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:06 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: RT @LisaGProsek: @Dark_Emergence I think its really critical to take time on the first draft. It saves a lot of time later. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:06 am           



 
@jeannevb: This article has some of my rewrite tips: http://t.co/84kYMjZr #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:06 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Why thanks! :) RT @angrychow: @LisaGProsek thats the perfect attitude Lisa. I wish more writers were like you. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:06 am           



 
@lisamondello: @angrychow :) As long as you don't see me WHILE I'm rewriting. lol #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:06 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: @jeannevb Thanks heaps :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:06 am           



 
@wcmartell: I think one of the things that many do not do with rewrites is be willing to throw everything out. Everything. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:06 am           



 
@PennyAsh: RT @jeannevb: This article has some of my rewrite tips: http://t.co/j6GPOicG #scriptchat <-Always gives good tips
October 10, 2011, 12:06 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Novels do seem a bit more unwieldy. RT @authorViviAnna: love rewriting scripts/teleplays, hate rewriting novels #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:06 am           



 
@art1032: RT @jeannevb: This article has some of my rewrite tips: http://t.co/84kYMjZr #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:07 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: RT @jeannevb: This article has some of my rewrite tips: http://t.co/A6UWMu2S #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:07 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Thanks! RT @jeannevb: This article has some of my rewrite tips: http://t.co/i7bRSbW9 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:07 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Thanks! RT @jeannevb: This article has some of my rewrite tips: http://t.co/VXGN6Gsx #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:07 am           



 
@AndiWritesAgain: RT @LisaGProsek: I never think of rewriting as hell. It's an opportunity to fix problems. I like it! :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:07 am           



 
@AndiWritesAgain: RT @jeannevb: Its #SCRIPTCHAT O'ClOCK tonight talking rewrites
October 10, 2011, 12:07 am           



 
@JAEL488: RT @jeannevb: This article has some of my rewrite tips: http://t.co/84kYMjZr #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:07 am           



 
@wcmartell: Often there is a core problem, and cosmetic rewrites can't fix it. Those are the rewrites I dread... 2 coming up!n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:07 am           



 
@AndiWritesAgain: RT @jeannevb: This article has some of my rewrite tips: http://t.co/84kYMjZr #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:07 am           



 
@lisamondello: @wcmartell Yes, if it's not working, it won't work no matter what you do to it.n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:07 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Have never had to do that... doesn't sound fun RT @authorViviAnna: love rewriting scripts/teleplays, hate rewriting novels #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:07 am           



 
@ka3mapx: @AndiWritesAgain I agree... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:07 am           



 
@TheWriteScript: @tracinell I knew I could count on a seat. Running a few minutes late tonight. Bring the mints??? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: OMG! And THAT part is HARD! RT @wcmartell: ...be willing to throw everything out. Everything. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@jeannevb: Even though #slaverybyanothername is Expo finalist, I'm rewriting it. Today made new index cards... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@CindyPCarroll: @authorViviAnna I love rewriting all of them. I have aha moments every time. Learn new things & find the gems. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: Rewriting isn't just tweaking, polishing the 1st draft, but digging in. Be willing to cut and move things & revise.n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: Great article! RT @elizabethkarr RT @jeannevb: This article has some of my rewrite tips: http://t.co/gpZ2yjG6 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@JennaAvery: @jeannevb @wcmartell What do you think is the best way to avoid a "core problem"? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@AndiWritesAgain: @jeannevb I'll look for transcript. So wish I could hang out for the next hour. #GreatTopic #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Did one recently, still feeling unsure abt it RT @wcmartell: Often there is a core problem, and cosmetic rewrites cant fix it. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@OfficeHooky: RT @jeannevb: This article has some of my rewrite tips: http://t.co/84kYMjZr #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@ZaraAltair: RT @wcmartell: I think one of the things that many do not do with rewrites is be willing to throw everything out. Everything. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: @jeannevb It's amazing that you are still rewriting it. The moment we think somethings perfect we take a step back I think #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: I hear ya. That's when we dive right in. RT @MeganDrapalski: Its definitely worth it I just feel overwhelmed at the start lol. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:08 am           



 
@jeannevb: @SKCOMEDY *curtsy* #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@ka3mapx: Writing is rewriting... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: How do you know when you're "done" with a script? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@tracinell: @TheWriteScript you caught me, I was going to lurk quietly and stuff myself with the junior mint-delights. *tosses a box* #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: RT @SarahAlexis4:Rewriting isnt just tweaking, polishing the 1st draft, but digging in.Be willing to cut and move things/revise. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: VERY good question! RT @LifesizeLD: How do you know when youre "done" with a script? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@lisamondello: I do think that the more prep work I do before I write the cleaner the draft is. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: @elizabethkarr Definitely! I'm currently sorting the crap from the very rare jewels in my first draft LOL #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@jeannevb: This version of #slaverybyanothername, we're changing the protagonist. That's one ballsy rewrite, but.. this will nail it. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@art1032: Tossing it all is hard but if it crap you kind of know it and makes me feel better anyway to startover @LisaGProsek @wcmartell #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@tracinell: @AndiWritesAgain we'll miss you! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@chera1110: Be willing to kill your darlings, no matter how painful.n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@wcmartell: Avoiding core probs: Probably more prewrite time helps, but sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees and just screw up.n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: @SKCOMEDY Happy Birthday nuptials, Steve! BTW - learned heaps from SK when I was a Manhattan Punchline artist in residence. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@PennyAsh: The moment you backspace and change a word you're rewriting #SCRIPTCHAT
October 10, 2011, 12:09 am           



 
@jeannevb: when you get consistent notes & ur gut tells u RT @LifesizeLD: How do you know when youre "done" with a script? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:10 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: Talking about the Expo--what's going to happen to it now that CS is in BK? RT @jeannevb #slaverybyanothername is Expo finalist #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:10 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Yes, like cutting those witty lines of dialogue that do nothing RT @SarahAlexis4: Be willing to cut and move things & revise. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:10 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: So so true. RT @chera1110: Be willing to kill your darlings, no matter how painful. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:10 am           



 
@HankATAP: @JennaAvery @jeannevb @wcmartell #scriptchat Avoid "core" problems by making your structure as airtight as possible. See "Save the Cat."
October 10, 2011, 12:10 am           



 
@SPCAuthor: Me and rewrites do not go together. #scriptchat.
October 10, 2011, 12:10 am           



 
@HWDInkSlinger: HOLLYWOOD INK-SLINGER | Andrew Oye #Screenwriter | Rewrite (write it over) vs. Revise (write it better). Don't interchange them. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:10 am           



 
@jeannevb: @MeganDrapalski Absolutely! I ALWAYS let my scripts "simmer" for a few weeks. Then flaws pop #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:10 am           



 
@ka3mapx: When principal photography starts. RT @LifesizeLD: How do you know when youre "done" with a script? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:10 am           



 
@jeannevb: @AndiWritesAgain cool... #GreatTopic #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:10 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: I'm way to nice to my characters on the first pass. I have to toughen up for the rewrite. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:10 am           



 
@JAEL488: Rewriting can be dangerous and draining #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:10 am           



 
@SPCAuthor: @chera1110 I just had to do that with mine. so true. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:11 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Yes! They've gotta go! :) RT @chera1110: Be willing to kill your darlings, no matter how painful. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:11 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: @jeannevb It's always how it goes! With uni I'm forced to re-write too soon but in 3 weeks I'm free LOL #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:11 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: I like to target different aspects of my screenplay, isolate characteristics of my writing so I can be more objective about them #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:11 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: So very true! RT @PennyAsh: The moment you backspace and change a word youre rewriting #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:11 am           



 
@wcmartell: I have a script that has been around for a while, a producer requested it, I threw out 2 scenes and wrote new ones. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:11 am           



 
@jeannevb: when major rewrite re: structure, I use colored index cards. 1 for plot A, another for plot B, etc. Helps me see flow #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:11 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: You're right. In midst of rewrites for Nicholl fellowship quarterfinalist IN FROM THE COLD w/ Dominika #noscripttoogood4rewrites #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:11 am           



 
@ka3mapx: A table read usually helps with rewrites. Hearing your script does wonders... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:12 am           



 
@AllInky: Appletini and latest rewrite in hand. :) I like to break a rewrite into parts: concept, characters, dialogue, action. etc... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:12 am           



 
@apoeticanomaly: @Jamie_LD Weird, I usually kill one of my characters in a random short and tell them if they don't act right.I'll do it for real #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:12 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: A little wine helps. ;) RT @Jamie_LD: Im way to nice to my characters on the first pass. I have to toughen up for the rewrite. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:12 am           



 
@ZaraAltair: RT @HWDInkSlinger: HOLLYWOOD INK-SLINGER | Andrew Oye #Screenwriter | Rewrite (write it over) vs. Revise (write it better). Don't interchange them. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:12 am           



 
@PennyAsh: @LisaGProsek This is why I never know what draft the work is :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:12 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: RT @jeannevb: major rewrite re: structure, I use colored index cards. 1 for plot A, another for plot B, etc. Helps me see flow #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:12 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: TY! RT @elizabethkarr Happy Birthday nuptials, Steve! BTW - learned heaps from SK when I was a Punchline artist in residence. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:12 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Same here! RT @PennyAsh: @LisaGProsek This is why I never know what draft the work is :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:13 am           



 
@JennaAvery: RT @jeannevb: major rewrite re: structure, I use colored index cards. 1 for plot A, another for plot B, etc. Helps me see flow #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:13 am           



 
@jeannevb: @SKCOMEDY I have elves sniffing about re Expo. I'll keep you posted ;) #slaverybyanothername #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:13 am           



 
@JennaAvery: RT @caramumfordfilm: Same here! RT @PennyAsh: @LisaGProsek This is why I never know what draft the work is :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:13 am           



 
@fadeinsoftware: Rewriting is essential. But be careful who you listen to. #scriptchat.
October 10, 2011, 12:13 am           



 
@JennaAvery: Say more? | RT @fadeinsoftware: Rewriting is essential. But be careful who you listen to. #scriptchat.
October 10, 2011, 12:13 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: Happy (sometime this week) Birthday @SKComedy!n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:13 am           



 
@IamRachelOwen: Such a coincidence that the #scriptchat is about #rewrites b/c after months of putting it off today I started doing mine again. #weird
October 10, 2011, 12:13 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: RT @LifesizeLD: Happy (sometime this week) Birthday @SKComedy! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:13 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: One method is to do several different passes, each concentrating on different areas; concept, structure, character, dialogue,etc #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@jeannevb: *raises glass* Happy Bday! RT @LifesizeLD: Happy (sometime this week) Birthday @SKComedy! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@Stage32online: RT @heroesAREboring: Something @jeannevb and I have in common? We both guest blogged for @Stage32online. Check it: http://t.co/UFWJ6yMZ #scriptchat #filmmaking
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: Start with looking at the big picture in 1st pass and then look closer at other elements in the following passes. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@whomadewhoprods: #scriptchat Is there any services that will read both original script and re-write and make comparisons to what worked and what didn't?
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: @LifesizeLD I'm eating cake and drinking tequila! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@JennaAvery: @HankATAP I like Save the Cat, will look at it again #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: The biggest trouble I have when rewriting is knowing where in the piece to start. What do I tear up first?... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@art1032: LOL not me I mean as snot, killing people left and right, right off the bat:) @Jamie_LD #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Has anyone used Save the Cat scene by scene cards in rewrites? emotional +/- etc.? I keep meaning to try but haven't yet. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@OfficeHooky: What constitutes a rewrite versus a draft revision? I am lost when it comes to organizing the multitude of drafts/versions. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Once I crack the egg, it gets much easier to revise and refine. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: @jeannevb Love your different colored index cards tip for #rewriting. #visual #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@JennaAvery: Interesting idea | RT @whomadewhoprods: #scriptchat Is there any services that will read both original scrip… (cont) http://t.co/aOAWpO6g
October 10, 2011, 12:14 am           



 
@ka3mapx: YES! RT @fadeinsoftware: Rewriting is essential. But be careful who you listen to. #scriptchat. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:15 am           



 
@Dark_Emergence: @SarahAlexis4 That's my method. Dialogue is the last thing I rewrite. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:15 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: Sometimes I'll even do a pass w/ just 1 main character as my focus, looking at their arc and dialogue throughout from their POV. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:15 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: Great strategy! RT @SarahAlexis4: One method is to do several different passes, each concentrating on different areas... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:15 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: @apoeticanomaly @art1032 I'm always killing someone, but the one's that live, I'm way too nice. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:15 am           



 
@jeannevb: works wonders! RT @elizabethkarr: @jeannevb Love your different colored index cards tip for #rewriting. #visual #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:15 am           



 
@CFN007: RT @MeganDrapalski: RT @LifesizeLD: Happy (sometime this week) Birthday @SKComedy! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:15 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: Gaining new perspective: Create a scene list of what you've actually written. Think ab the script in conceptual blocks #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:16 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Hearing the work changes everything! RT @ka3mapx: A table read usually helps with rewrites. Hearing your script does wonders... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:16 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: LOL! RT @Jamie_LD: @apoeticanomaly @art1032 Im always killing someone, but the ones that live, Im way too nice. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:16 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Good idea RT @SarahAlexis4: One method is to do several different passes, each concentrating on different areas... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:16 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: Thanks all! RT @CFN007: RT @MeganDrapalski: RT @LifesizeLD: Happy (sometime this week) Birthday @SKComedy! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:16 am           



 
@HankATAP: #scriptchat On "Bipolar Express" my writing partner and I must have about 35 versions. Now we're ready to show producers the "2nd" draft!
October 10, 2011, 12:16 am           



 
@nisajaie: Sorry I am late guys. I had to get my 4th mini-meal in. What did I miss? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:16 am           



 
@ka3mapx: I rarely outline. My first sraft is my outline, then I rewrite/revise from there. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:16 am           



 
@wcmartell: Rewrites vs. Revisions: in a deal, a rewrite is "What if they're cowboys?" or "Robots are hot - make your lead a robot!" #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:16 am           



 
@jeannevb: After I have structure right, I pick each scene apart, one by one... are there enough conflicts? Fwd motion? Is it necessary? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:16 am           



 
@wcmartell: Revisions are what we call rewrites.n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:17 am           



 
@Dark_Emergence: @nisajaie Rewriting #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:17 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: @nisajaie We're talking rewrites. What's your strategy?n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:17 am           



 
@ka3mapx: *draft... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:17 am           



 
@PennyAsh: RT @ka3mapx: I rarely outline. My first sraft is my outline, then I rewrite/revise from there. #scriptchat If I outline it's very loose
October 10, 2011, 12:17 am           



 
@JennaAvery: RT @wcmartell: Rewrites vs. Revisions... a rewrite is "What if they're cowboys?" or "Robots are hot - make your lead a robot!" #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:17 am           



 
@lisamondello: I do more of an outline for my scripts than I do for my novels. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:18 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: RT @wcmartell: Rewrites vs. Revisions: in a deal, a rewrite is "What if theyre cowboys?" or "... - make your lead a robot!" #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:18 am           



 
@art1032: RT @jeannevb: After I have structure right, I pick each scene apart, one by one... are there enough conflicts? Fwd motion? Is it necessary? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:18 am           



 
@jeannevb: I am an outline-aholic. Makes my 1st draft more like a 3rd. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:18 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: Prioritize the big scenes: the most important first. Usually there are key dialogue scenes that turn the story/expl characters #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:18 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: @jeannevb I'm the same. I plan like crazy - whole notebooks of planning LOL #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:18 am           



 
@wcmartell: Read an interview with, I think Attanasio, where he says he doesn't outline. 600 page first draft, saves 25 pages, repeat... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: @jeannevb You are full of so much practical advice, weekly column may not be enough. Thinking there is book in your future... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@AllInky: Rewriting is easier for me if I make a list of things to accomplish, ie, char arc, then see if I have scenes that do that. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@nightbynum: I been writing and brainstorming all day. Trying to better an idea. Then it hit me like a bolt of lightening! Love the new idea! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: First step is to create that all important outline of what's already there. Then I can see the whole thing at a glance. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@lisamondello: When I outline ahead of time I find the holes in my story. Makes it easier during the rewrite to figure things out. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: Track the Transitions: rewriting transitions goes a long way to evolving your screenplay. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@jeannevb: @MeganDrapalski sometimes I get way too comfortable playing in outline land and it keeps me from draft 1 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@PennyAsh: @wcmartell Exactly. Revisions are tightening things up & polishing #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@SusannaSpeier: I need outline making bootcamp. Its like, the scariest most anxifying thing in the world for me. Just lack the knack. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@nisajaie: #scriptchat @LifesizeLD After 1st draft. I read through to make sure everything works: 1st 5 pages have the ho… (cont) http://t.co/yGYdsxUJ
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@chera1110: re: @jeannevb 's color coding: really helpful, and it becomes triangular for me, like an artistic composition #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@art1032: @jeannevb I detested outlines until I took ProSeries class. Now I almost love them...almost :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:19 am           



 
@DaveMcGlone1: I do a total outline at the beginning then a new "what I'm going to write today" outline everytime I sit down to write #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:20 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: RT @elizabethkarr: @jeannevb u are full of so much practical advice, weekly column is not enough. There is book in ur future... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:20 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: I like to get feedback at the outline stages - easier to fix stuff that way. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:20 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: Anybody ever do page 1 rewrites starting from scratch after a 1st draft? Was it because of structural problems? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:20 am           



 
@whomadewhoprods: @jeannevb My outline is scene cards then I just write away. I've done 3-4 re-writes per script then done. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:20 am           



 
@OfficeHooky: @wcmartell But not every revision is a rewrite. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:20 am           



 
@DaveMcGlone1: Pen and paper outlines all the way through!n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:20 am           



 
@lisamondello: @jeannevb I usually can't wait to get out of outline mode. The fun for me is in the draft writing. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:20 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: @jeannevb I find myself in similar situations. I end up rewriting my outline a couple of times before smacking myself into gear #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:20 am           



 
@angrychow: @SusannaSpeier don't put so much pressure on yourself. There isn't a "right way" to do one. Do what works for you. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:21 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Good to know RT @art1032: @jeannevb I detested outlines until I took ProSeries class. Now I almost love them...almost :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:21 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: RT @DaveMcGlone1: Pen and paper outlines all the way through! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:21 am           



 
@jeannevb: Fyi, @ScreenwritingU has frequent free rewriting teleconference. It's amazing. Next one up, u shld listen #scriptchat http://www.screenwritingu.com
October 10, 2011, 12:21 am           



 
@whomadewhoprods: #scriptchat Re-writes different for tv vs film vs docs? (Only re-wrote for features/shorts)
October 10, 2011, 12:21 am           



 
@JennaAvery: Was great! | RT @jeannevb: Fyi, @ScreenwritingU has frequent free rewriting teleconference. It's amazing. #scriptchat http://t.co/1D8eA9LW
October 10, 2011, 12:21 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: @SarahAlexis4 I'll have to this time because my first draft is a disaster. I'll be keeping very little. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:21 am           



 
@nisajaie: I work on character description (background, relationships, etc.) and outline (the beginning, middle & end) for 1st draft. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:21 am           



 
@art1032: RT @jeannevb: Fyi, @ScreenwritingU has frequent free rewriting teleconference. It's amazing. Next one up, u shld listen #scriptchat http://www.screenwritingu.com
October 10, 2011, 12:21 am           



 
@wcmartell: Page 1: structural problems, wrong POV, missed my own point, wrong genre, needed more explosions, wrong story for the character. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:21 am           



 
@jeannevb: I do too! RT @LifesizeLD: I like to get feedback at the outline stages - easier to fix stuff that way. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:22 am           



 
@CindyPCarroll: @LifesizeLD I get feedback on outline first now b4 writing b/c of the ProSeries. Works great. Find problems & fix b4 writing it. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:22 am           



 
@ZaraAltair: #scriptchat pena & paper outline is first check for rewrite. What goes with the flow of the story. What flew in unbidden.
October 10, 2011, 12:22 am           



 
@JAEL488: I just use index cards - outlining Blahhhhhhh #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:22 am           



 
@Eri_Zubieta: #scriptchat #screenwriter Writing I'm so happy today. http://t.co/b9RODCvV
October 10, 2011, 12:22 am           



 
@Nate_G_Smith: Another day, another dollar… Oh wait!… Take that, rewind it back… Another day, not another dollar LOL… Good morning #ScriptChat
October 10, 2011, 12:22 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: @MeganDrapalski I've heard that some people find it helpful. Prevents one from clinging to things that may not be working. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:22 am           



 
@IamRachelOwen: @jeannevb that is good to know thanks! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:22 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: I let my characters be very chatty in 1st draft, and myself use a lot of description, then cut like mad in 1st rewrite #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:22 am           



 
@jeannevb: After 1st draft, I ask "did I pick the right protagonist for the story?" Trust your gut. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:23 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: @SarahAlexis4 That's the reason I'm doing it. I know if I try and work with what I have I'll keep the wrong things :( #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:23 am           



 
@ChuckWendig: RT @jeannevb: After 1st draft, I ask "did I pick the right protagonist for the story?" Trust your gut. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:23 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: Analyze each scene independently and figure out what new information is carried in the scene. Write it down. Make a list. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:23 am           



 
@craigary: RT @wcmartell: Read an interview with, I think Attanasio, where he says he doesn't outline. 600 page first draft, saves 25 pages, repeat... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:23 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: @MeganDrapalski I've been guilty of that myself! :/ #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:23 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: That's a BIG question! RT @jeannevb: After 1st draft, I ask "did I pick the right protagonist for the story?" Trust your gut. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:23 am           



 
@nisajaie: I like things that are linear so I outline. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:23 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: RT @andrealmcneill: Analyze each scene independently and figure out what new information is carried in the scene. Make a list. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:24 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: RT @AndreaLMcNeill: Analyze each scene indtly & figure what new information is carried in scene. Write it down. Make a list. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:24 am           



 
@nisajaie: I tried the index card thing...to scatterbrain for me. I am very organized & I love structure. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:24 am           



 
@jeannevb: @ChuckWendig join, join, join! #mebegging ;) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:24 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: When going through scenes I always ask myself is there conflict here, is it moving the story forward. Otherwise it must go. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:24 am           



 
@nisajaie: *too #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:24 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: RT @andrealmcneill: Analyze each scene independently and figure out what new information is carried in the scene. Make a list. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:24 am           



 
@wcmartell: There are so many decisions to be made when writing a script, it's easy to get a couple wrong no matter how much outline time. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:24 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: I couldn't write if I didn't outline. That'd be too scary! The outlining/thinking phase for me is the longest. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:24 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: @wcmartell Very very true. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@ChuckWendig: @jeannevb Holding baby. Luuuuurking. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: @ChuckWendig Had a blast reading your blog today. Gotta love @KristenLambTX #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: Rewrite for Dialogue: Read your dialogue out loud. Rewrite for On-the-Nose. You have to read your script a lot in the process. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@jeannevb: Re: Dialogue... read it OUT LOUD. I talked in a Southern accent for weeks while writing #slaverybyanothername...but it worked #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: @wcmartell Very true! Mistakes are unavoidable. Better to face that at the outset and lower the stress. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@wcmartell: No shame in rewriting - I always plan to make mistakes that I will have to fix later (even if I think it's great now). #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@ZaraAltair: RT @LisaGProsek: if I didn't outline. That'd be too scary! The outlining/thinking phase for me is the longest. #scriptchat Yes!
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@SusannaSpeier: Thanks @angrychow #scriptchat appreciate.
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@craigary: "Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying."--John Updike #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@chera1110: same here RT @LisaGProsek: I couldnt write if I didnt outline. The outlining/thinking phase for me is the longest... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@fadeinsoftware: Don't take rewrite notes from strangers. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@DaveMcGlone1: Has anyone mentioned beat sheets? I generally write a big outline then cut it into my beats, edit the beat sheet and the start #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: RT @wcmartell: There are so many decisions when writing a script ... easy to get a couple wrong no matter how much outline time. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:25 am           



 
@sethruffer: hey, everyone-sorry for being late (as usual)... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:26 am           



 
@HistFict: .@jeannevb @ka3mapx reading aloud is recommended highly by @susanorlean. flaws, awkwardnesses stand out more clearly #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:26 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: RT Unless said stranger is a industry exec. Otherwise SO TRUE! @fadeinsoftware: Dont take rewrite notes from strangers. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:26 am           



 
@Dark_Emergence: I don't outline that much. Or rather, a lot of stuff that turns up in a draft wasn't in the original outline. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:26 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: Me too! RT @LisaGProsek: I couldn't write if I didnt outline. ... The outlining/thinking phase for me is the longest. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:26 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: Sometimes it's the "mistakes" that lead us to some of the best discoveries in a script. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:26 am           



 
@wcmartell: @fadeinsoftware I don't know that executive... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:26 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: @sethruffer Hey, you wanna lease my house? ;) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:26 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: @sethruffer Welcome!n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:26 am           



 
@PennyAsh: @jeannevb LOL I do that :) Freaks the local out #slaverybyanothername #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:26 am           



 
@sethruffer: what's l'topic for tonight? (French, for "what's the topic for tonight?") #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:26 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: Catch all the the fantastic nuggets @AndreaLMcNeill is tossing about. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:26 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: And don't show the 'vomit' draft to anyone. RT @fadeinsoftware: Dont take rewrite notes from strangers. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:27 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: And then story kind of writes itself. Kind of! :) RT @chera1110: same here RT @LisaGProsekI couldnt write if I didnt outline #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:27 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: @Jamie_LD hehehehe. I have many more! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:27 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: @LifesizeLD Having a map erases the fear! Whew! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:27 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: Oh, god, I've done that. VERY BAD! RT @SKCOMEDY: And don't show the 'vomit' draft to anyone. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:27 am           



 
@fadeinsoftware: @JennaAvery Some people analyze your script in terms of the movie they want to read, not the one you want to write. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:27 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: True! True! True! RT @SarahAlexis4: Sometimes its the "mistakes" that lead us to some of the best discoveries in a script. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:27 am           



 
@sethruffer: @andrealmcneil - yes, I do! You just need to move it to NJ!! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:27 am           



 
@jeannevb: @ChuckWendig *rubs top of munchkins head* #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:27 am           



 
@HistFict: @jeannevb I always use the index card method. i like the instead visual reinforcement, like colour coded highlighters. Intuitive.#scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:28 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Me too...so embarrassing! RT @Jamie_LD: Oh, god, Ive done that. VERY BAD! RT @SKCOMEDY: And dont show the vomit draft to anyone. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:28 am           



 
@nisajaie: @fadeinsoftware That makes it hard to get true opinions and to get optioned/made? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:28 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: Becoming aware of your most common mistakes and addressing them off the top is a way to shorten your normal rewriting process #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:28 am           



 
@craigary: RT @SKCOMEDY: And don't show the 'vomit' draft to anyone. RT @fadeinsoftware: Dont take rewrite notes from strangers. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:28 am           



 
@fadeinsoftware: @JennaAvery Plus of course some people just don't know what they're talking about. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:28 am           



 
@jeannevb: Read every descriptor line as a stand alone. Is it really necessary? Could you choose a better action verb? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:28 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: Trying to participate in #scriptchat and finish print cover for my novel at the same time. #scriptchat is winning.
October 10, 2011, 12:28 am           



 
@BrendonUdy: Tuning in to #scriptchat for 1st time in a while. Damn NZ being ahead of time...
October 10, 2011, 12:28 am           



 
@PennyAsh: @SKCOMEDY Yep, only the trusted readers get to see it & only when I think it's ready, no one sees the very early stuff #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:28 am           



 
@AllInky: RT @davemcglone1: ...beat sheets? #scriptchat A fav tool! It always helps get the line of the story straight.
October 10, 2011, 12:29 am           



 
@craigbergonzoni: @jeannevb @fadeinsoftware yes, otherwise you might write too many pregnant pauses in your dialogue. ;) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:29 am           



 
@JWCM: RT @andrealmcneill: Becoming aware of your most common mistakes and addressing them off the top is a way to shorten your normal rewriting process #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:29 am           



 
@BlueRidgefilms: Hi everyone. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:29 am           



 
@wcmartell: One of my rewrite passes is to just take one character at a time and focus on them - their dialogue, their moments, their action #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:29 am           



 
@MeganDrapalski: I have to bail early, sorry guys. Work is calling (damn you daylight savings!) Enjoy :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:29 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: RT @SKCOMEDY: And dont show the vomit draft to anyone. RT @fadeinsoftware: Dont take rewrite notes from strangers. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:29 am           



 
@nightbynum: My head now hurts from brainstorming all day! But it was well worth it considering my improved idea! glad I have it on paper now #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:29 am           



 
@jeannevb: @craigbergonzoni haha #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:29 am           



 
@andrewoye: RT @HWDInkSlinger: HOLLYWOOD INK-SLINGER | Andrew Oye #Screenwriter | Rewrite (write it over) vs. Revise (write it better). Don't interchange them. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:29 am           



 
@Eric_Haywood: @MeganDrapalski And sometimes not even then. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:29 am           



 
@PCrutcher: RT @jeannevb when major rewrite re: structure I use colored index cards. 1 for plot A another for plot B, etc. Helps me see flow #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:30 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: @MeganDrapalski bye!n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:30 am           



 
@HistFict: #scriptchat using analysis from Word or similar will also make visible avg sentence length, etc. to better see character's speech patterns.
October 10, 2011, 12:30 am           



 
@BrendonUdy: Only just learnt the benefit of vomit drafts, usually don't show anybody anything until 2nd draft though #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:30 am           



 
@TVWriterChat: Midpoint commercial interruption. Please join us later for #tvwriterchat w/produced TV writers @justin_halpern and @PMSchumacker #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:30 am           



 
@jeannevb: This RT @wcmartell: 1 of my rewrite passes is to take 1 char at a time & focus on them - their dialogue, moments, action #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:30 am           



 
@PennyAsh: I adore my beatsheets. Have them set up for all lengths of my fiction #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:30 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: @MeganDrapalski bye! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:30 am           



 
@craigary: @Jamie_LD @SKCOMEDY I haven't shown my "vomit draft" to outsiders but I once mistakenly showed an intestinal distress draft. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:30 am           



 
@SPCWrite: RT @TVWriterChat: Midpoint commercial interruption. Please join us later for #tvwriterchat w/produced TV writers @justin_halpern and @PMSchumacker #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:30 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: RT @andrealmcneill: Become aware of your most common mistakes & address them off the top shortens your normal rewriting process #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:30 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: I really like that idea. RT @wcmartell: One of my rewrite passes is to just take one character at a time and focus on them #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:30 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: @JennaAvery @jeannevb @ScreenwritingU I've been on that free call and agree it was tons of good information. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:31 am           



 
@art1032: RT @TVWriterChat: Midpoint commercial interruption. Please join us later for #tvwriterchat w/produced TV writers @justin_halpern and @PMSchumacker #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:31 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: @MeganDrapalski Bye! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:31 am           



 
@jeannevb: Re: Dialogue, ask if you can SHOW same meaning thru char actions instead of having talking head #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:31 am           



 
@Eric_Haywood: RT @DaveMcGlone1: Has anyone mentioned beat sheets? I generally write a big outline then cut it into my beats, edit the beat sheet and the start #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:31 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: Very helpful! RT @wcmartell: One of my rewrite passes is to just take one character at a time and focus on them #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:31 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: A way to think about prioritizing your scenes is to think how a studio would market your film, what the trailer would be. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:31 am           



 
@OfficeHooky: I didn't know about the 'vomit' draft until someone, well... it was too late. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:31 am           



 
@Eric_Haywood: @DaveMcGlone1 For me, beat sheets > outlines. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:32 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: RT @TVWriterChat: Please join us later for #tvwriterchat w/produced TV writers @justin_halpern and @PMSchumacker #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:32 am           



 
@jeannevb: I read script removing dialogue completely to see if it makes any sense... like a silent movie. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:32 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: @nisajaie Get opinions on a draft you think is ready. Show a draft too early, and all the negative notes can get very depressing #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:32 am           



 
@BlueRidgefilms: #scriptchat Vomit drafts - I write the first one in long hand. Found it to be very freeing.
October 10, 2011, 12:32 am           



 
@wcmartell: When you get to producer's rewrites it's important to *love* your core story so much that it doesn't matter what ext. it wears. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:32 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: RT @LifesizeLD: Very helpful! RT @wcmartell: One of my rewrite passes is to just take one character at a time and focus on them #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:32 am           



 
@HankATAP: @craigary @Jamie_LD @SKCOMEDY I love it. How about a colonoscopy draft? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:32 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: Your scenes should start good and evolve to great. They should start small and get bigger and better. It's called rising action. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:32 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: Find it helpful to have tablereads w/ actors especially if you are working on diaglogue. Hearing it spoken helpful. #rewrites #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:32 am           



 
@authorViviAnna: RT @LisaGProsek: RT @TVWriterChat: Please join us later for #tvwriterchat w/produced TV writers @justin_halpern and @PMSchumacker #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:33 am           



 
@craigary: My current revision task is to focus on my script's protagonist, who outsider readers feel needs more drive and clarity. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:33 am           



 
@wcmartell: I actually write my vomit drafts by eating Post Alphabets and vomiting... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:33 am           



 
@jeannevb: @BlueRidgefilms my fingers can't keep up with my thoughts. No way cld I do long hand *bows to your greatness* #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:33 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Great idea! RT @jeannevb: I read script removing dialogue completely to see if it makes any sense... like a silent movie. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:33 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: RT @jeannevb RT @wcmartell: 1 of my rewrite passes is to take 1 char at a time & focus on them - their dialogue, moments, action #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:33 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: Beats the hell out of typing. RT @wcmartell: I actually write my vomit drafts by eating Post Alphabets and vomiting... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:33 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: LOL RT @craigary: @Jamie_LD Havent shown "vomit draft" to outsiders but I once mistakenly showed an intestinal distress draft. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:34 am           



 
@jeannevb: hahaha *refills your shot glass* RT @wcmartell: I actually write my vomit drafts by eating Post Alphabets and vomiting... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:34 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: RT @wcmartell: I actually write my vomit drafts by eating Post Alphabets and vomiting... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:34 am           



 
@liviaruas: @chera1110 @LisaGProsek me too Outline is my best friend! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:34 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: You're taking me back to my childhood... rt @wcmartell I actually write my vomit drafts by eating Post Alphabets and vomiting... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:35 am           



 
@wcmartell: @craigary Look at your antagonist or force of antagonism - a strong antag makes a strong protag. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:35 am           



 
@craigbergonzoni: @jeannevb @blueridgefilms yeah, no way I could do that!! I love typing it! Good for you though! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:35 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: I actually carry it with me everywhere. :) RT @liviaruas: @chera1110 @LisaGProsek me too Outline is my best friend! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:35 am           



 
@NailahCarter: Need help w/ "Writer's block"? http://t.co/W7syd3p2 #writeTip #writingHelp #amwriting #amblogging #scriptchat #life #readThis
October 10, 2011, 12:35 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: When a rewrite task feels "too big," I step away for a few days and become a bigger person until it feels small. Then it's easy. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:35 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: That's invaluable! RT @elizabethkarr: Find it helpful to have tablereads w/ actors Hearing it spoken helpful. #rewrites #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:35 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: Very! RT @elizabethkarr: Find it helpful to have tablereads w/ actors Hearing it spoken helpful. #rewrites #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:36 am           



 
@nisajaie: @SKCOMEDY Agreed. I learned that on online contests (greenlight, etc). I was referring to do show your rewrites to a stranger. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:36 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: Anybody find it easier to read script for rewrite sake in printed form as opposed to on screen? Make notes by pen? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:36 am           



 
@liviaruas: @LisaGProsek @chera1110 true! I print it and do color codes. It helps me so much. I could never start a script w/o one. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:36 am           



 
@terez07: RT @NailahCarter: Need help w/ "Writer's block"? http://t.co/W7syd3p2 #writeTip #writingHelp #amwriting #amblogging #scriptchat #life #readThis
October 10, 2011, 12:36 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: rt @OfficeHooky @JennaAvery @jeannevb @ScreenwritingU "Is it really a free call?" I used my cel #freeminutes Expertise free. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: @SarahAlexis4 Yes. I always print it out. I view it differently that way. I also read it aloud. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@sdarancette: @SarahAlexis4 I often print out a hard copy or two to edit, easier on the eyes and I see things I would miss on screen. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@nisajaie: @liviaruas Printing it out and color codes are a great help when rewriting. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@nightbynum: RT @andrealmcneill: Your scenes should start good and evolve to great. They should start small and get bigger and better. It's called rising action. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@lisamondello: @SarahAlexis4 I transfer the script to my Nook or Kobo to read. There's something about seeing it in book form... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@liviaruas: @jeannevb I do that too. it helps and sometimes i feel that I can combine charcter into one, cuz they are too similar. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: Big difference between a rewrite to address your own concerns, or rewriting to please producer, agent, manager, star #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@nisajaie: @sdarancette Agreed. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Great Ideas! RT @liviaruas: @LisaGProsek @chera1110 true! I print it and do color codes. It helps me so much. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@Ludovicaa: Ahh Sunday night #scriptchat... I get to crawl under the table and tie ALL their shoelaces together...
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@wcmartell: I can easily miss typos on the screen, but usually see them on the printed page. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: RT @SKCOMEDY: Big difference btwn a rewrite to address your own concerns, or rewriting to please producer, agent, manager, star #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:37 am           



 
@liviaruas: @nisajaie its great. helps me out a lot! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:38 am           



 
@iamjlyn: RT @jeannevb: Fyi, @ScreenwritingU has frequent free rewriting teleconference. It's amazing. #scriptchat http://www.screenwritingu.com
October 10, 2011, 12:38 am           



 
@JennaAvery: @OfficeHooky @elizabethkarr nice point about cell phone. There are super cheap calling cards too. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:38 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: @Ludovicaa Ha ha. Don't you DARE!! ;-)n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:38 am           



 
@nisajaie: @Ludovicaa Lol #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:38 am           



 
@Dark_Emergence: Innovative! @lisamondello I transfer the script to my Nook or Kobo to read. Theres something about seeing it in book form... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:38 am           



 
@jeannevb: @sdarancette @SarahAlexis4 I do the final wordsmithing on a printed copy. It's easier to see grammar errors for me that way #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:38 am           



 
@sethruffer: RT @SKCOMEDY: Big difference between a rewrite 2 address your own concerns, or rewriting 2 please producer, agent, manager, star #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:38 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: @LifesizeLD @SKCOMEDY Plus good actors love bein part of the process and have a lot to contribute beyond speaking dialogue. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:38 am           



 
@liviaruas: @LisaGProsek @chera1110 ot helps me to visualize if there is a character who has been gone for 20 pages, for example #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:38 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: @SarahAlexis4: Sometimes just like to edit w/ pen & paper, not sure it's easier... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:38 am           



 
@aricochet: RT @SKCOMEDY: And don't show the 'vomit' draft to anyone. RT @fadeinsoftware: Dont take rewrite notes from strangers. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:38 am           



 
@jeannevb: @liviaruas yep. It helps to make sure each char has a unique voice to read them one at a time #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:39 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: RT @SKCOMEDY: Big difference between rewrite to address your own concerns, or rewriting to please producer, agent, manager, star #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:39 am           



 
@Ludovicaa: @LifesizeLD @nisajaie Wasn't me... big girl dun it an' run away #scriptchat *whistles*
October 10, 2011, 12:39 am           



 
@BrendonUdy: @SarahAlexis4 Absolutely. So much easier to cross out sections that aren't working, add improvements etc. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:39 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: @elizabethkarr I think we writers get so busy writing that we sometimes forget to let actors act. They bring so much! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:39 am           



 
@JennaAvery: @SarahAlexis4 I catch way more stuff on paper/printed #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:39 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: Me too! Seeing it helps. RT @caramumfordfilm: @SarahAlexis4: Sometimes just like to edit w/ pen & paper, not sure its easier... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:39 am           



 
@BrendonUdy: @BlueRidgefilms Tried that once, brain works too fast for hand. Typing allows me to literally write my mind onto the page. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:39 am           



 
@JennaAvery: RT @LisaGProsek: I think we writers get so busy writing that we sometimes forget to let actors act. They bring so much! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:39 am           



 
@WookiesGirl: RT @jeannevb: I always pick each character and read just their dialogue to be sure it's consistent in voice #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:40 am           



 
@wcmartell: I often do a post first draft outline and character info stuff before I do rewrites. Things change! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:40 am           



 
@liviaruas: @jeannevb it's one of the hardest things for me... the characters voices, #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:40 am           



 
@Nate_G_Smith: I love @jeannevb's theology on the reading of the script as though it were a silent film! This is such a pivotal piece of advice #ScriptChat
October 10, 2011, 12:40 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Gd point RT @LisaGProsek: I think we writers get so busy writing that we sometimes forget to let actors act. They bring so much! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:40 am           



 
@WookiesGirl: RT @jeannevb: I read script removing dialogue completely to see if it makes any sense... like a silent movie. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:40 am           



 
@lisamondello: RT @jeannevb: I always pick each character and read just their dialogue to be sure its consistent in voice #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:40 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: Totally thinking about my rewrite differently after all this amazing information. This has been a great night. Thank you #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:40 am           



 
@WookiesGirl: RT @jeannevb: Re: Dialogue, ask if you can SHOW same meaning thru char actions instead of having talking head #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:40 am           



 
@erikledrew: @nisajaie I'm right there with ya. For me, outlining IS writing. Pages are easy. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:40 am           



 
@ZaraAltair: #scriptchat Must leave early. Great chat tonight.
October 10, 2011, 12:40 am           



 
@AllInky: Pen/paper is great for polishes, but I find it easier to work on-screen earlier. Less daunting to make big changes. :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:41 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: For me, too! RT @liviaruas: @jeannevb its one of the hardest things for me... the characters voices, #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:41 am           



 
@WookiesGirl: RT @jeannevb: Read every descriptor line as a stand alone. Is it really necessary? Could you choose a better action verb? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:41 am           



 
@jeannevb: btw, I have a new column called "Ask Jeanne" on @FempireFamily... screenwriting/insecurites/advice... http://t.co/uSy9OWK0 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:41 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: When I'm making notes in a script, I have to do it with pencil on a printed page #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:41 am           



 
@WookiesGirl: RT @jeannevb: Re: Dialogue... read it OUT LOUD. I talked in a Southern accent for weeks while writing #slaverybyanothername...but it worked #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:41 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: It's good to see @Ludovicaa here - even if only as a vandal. :-) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:41 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: Sometimes I print out a script so there are 2 pages side by side on one piece of paper. Gives me the bigger picture of a scene. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:41 am           



 
@nisajaie: When I work through I have to make sure action is concise and to the point. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:41 am           



 
@PennyAsh: @jeannevb Congrats :) I shall bookmark it #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:42 am           



 
@liviaruas: @chera1110 @LisaGProsek do u guys have a wall? lol check mine out! #scriptchat http://t.co/hlCpti3w
October 10, 2011, 12:42 am           



 
@WookiesGirl: RT @jeannevb: when major rewrite re: structure, I use colored index cards. 1 for plot A, another for plot B, etc. Helps me see flow #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:42 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: RT @jeannevb: I have a new column called "Ask Jeanne" on @FempireFamily... screenwriting/insecurites/advice http://t.co/6YXsauss #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:42 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: RT @jeannevb: I have new column called "Ask Jeanne" on @FempireFamily... screenwriting/insecurites/advice. http://t.co/8VVzplZ3 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:42 am           



 
@wcmartell: Silent film thing: Great advice! I do that 2 make sure story & emotions work visually. Also when I read assign scripts 4 story. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:42 am           



 
@WookiesGirl: RT @jeannevb: After I have structure right, I pick each scene apart, one by one... are there enough conflicts? Fwd motion? Is it necessary? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:42 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: @jeannevb Wahoo! Can't wait! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:42 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: .@LisaGProsek Yes! Plus writing is solitary endeavor. Table read lends social aspect to #rewrite process- #creativityenzyme #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:42 am           



 
@WookiesGirl: RT @jeannevb: btw, I have a new column called "Ask Jeanne" on @FempireFamily... screenwriting/insecurites/advice... http://t.co/uSy9OWK0 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:42 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: I LOVE that wall! RT @liviaruas: @chera1110 @LisaGProsek do u guys have a wall? lol check mine out! #scriptchat #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:43 am           



 
@Ludovicaa: @LifesizeLD iconoclast, please... ;) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:43 am           



 
@jeannevb: Another trick is to read script backwards, line by line. Got that advice from @naultpullar #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:43 am           



 
@art1032: RT @jeannevb: btw, I have a new column called "Ask Jeanne" on @FempireFamily... screenwriting/insecurites/advice... http://t.co/uSy9OWK0 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:43 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: RT @jeannevb: I have a new column called "Ask Jeanne" on @FempireFamily... screenwriting/insecurites/advice http://t.co/rcXGWQZ1 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:43 am           



 
@PennyAsh: RT @jeannevb btw ive new column called Ask Jeanne on @FempireFamily screenwriting/insecurites/advice http://t.co/pL7oZLuh #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:43 am           



 
@IngridElkner: I like writing and editing on paper - when you transcribe into computer you find yourself editing it again. Lots of filtering. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:43 am           



 
@BrendonUdy: Re rewriting dialogue - I usually go back over it and try say the same in as few words as possible, depending on char of course. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:43 am           



 
@craigary: #scriptchat Does anyone use index card feature in Final Draft, or real index cards? I've had mixed results, find outline format easier.
October 10, 2011, 12:43 am           



 
@jeannevb: @PennyAsh *smooch*... you can ask me about cowboy chaps too ;) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:43 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: @jeannevb I've heard that, haven't tried it yet. Have you found it helpful? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:43 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: What does that do 4U? RT @jeannevb: Another trick is to read script backwards, line by line. Got that advice from @naultpullar #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:43 am           



 
@liviaruas: @LisaGProsek @chera1110 I have for different scripts i'm working on. It's very helpful. It's a color code beatsheet #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@Ludovicaa: RT @jeannevb: Another trick is to read script backwards, line by line. Got that advice from @naultpullar #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@nightbynum: #scriptchat I first develop my idea and story on paper. Then when I feel its ready I start the 1st draft!
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@nisajaie: @craigary I tried. Wasn't very fond of them. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@fadeinsoftware: @SarahAlexis4 Printed is how a screenplay is meant to be read, but carry it on your iPhone/iPad/Android for editing, too. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@wcmartell: I have the backwards thing in a script tip called The Memento Challenge. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: True! Writing in a vacuum - not good! RT @elizabethkarr: .@LisaGProsek Yes! Plus writing is solitary endeavor. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@lanitak1: RT @jeannevb: This RT @wcmartell: 1 of my rewrite passes is to take 1 char at a time & focus on them - their dialogue, moments, action #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@nisajaie: @wcmartell Wow. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@jeannevb: Have any of you tried retyping the entire script? I think @Screenwriter911 does that #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@PennyAsh: RT @jeannevb: Another trick is to read script backwards, line by line. Got that advice from @naultpullar #scriptchat Interesting idea...
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@efissenden: @jeannevb @naultpullar Haven't heard that one before! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@rdlln: @jeannevb speaking of reading out loud #scriptchat peeps are welcome to join us for an @act_write table read in 15 min via Googleplus
October 10, 2011, 12:44 am           



 
@craigary: @nisajaie Me neither! But people keep saying they swear by them. Maybe that's all Old School writers though. ;-) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:45 am           



 
@Dark_Emergence: @craigary I have to use real index cards. Don't ask me why. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:45 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Might try RT @SarahAlexis4: Sometimes print out script so 2 pages side by side on 1 piece of paper... bigger picture of a scene #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:45 am           



 
@wcmartell: The biggest problem with writing in a vacuum is the Alphabets go all over the place... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:45 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: @craigary Final Draft cards haven't worked so well for me. Thought it was just me... Anybody else? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:45 am           



 
@JennaAvery: @rdlln Where on G+ #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:45 am           



 
@jeannevb: @SarahAlexis4 @LifesizeLD it makes u consider importance of EACH sentence (re: reading bkwrds) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:45 am           



 
@nisajaie: @jeannevb Only if I lost the file or notebook. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:45 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Me too RT @Dark_Emergence: @craigary I have to use real index cards. Dont ask me why. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:45 am           



 
@WookiesGirl: RT @jeannevb: Another trick is to read script backwards, line by line. Got that advice from @naultpullar #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:45 am           



 
@lisamondello: I love index cards. But not on the screen. I need to put them on a board and move them around. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:45 am           



 
@wcmartell: Whatever method gets results - that's what you should do. Results are what counts, no one cares how you did it. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:46 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: RT @WookiesGirl: RT @jeannevb: Another trick is to read script backwards, line by line. Got that advice from @naultpullar #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:46 am           



 
@nisajaie: RT @wcmartell: Whatever method gets results - that's what you should do. Results are what counts, no one cares how you did it. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:46 am           



 
@craigary: @jeannevb A director + producer I'd optioned script to made me do a new draft from scratch. Made me want to cry but was worth it #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:46 am           



 
@nisajaie: @wcmartell That is true. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:46 am           



 
@lisamondello: Yes. RT@wcmartell Whatever method gets results - thats what you should do. Results are what counts, no one cares how you did it. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:46 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: I know, right? RT @lisamondello: I love index cards. But not on the screen. I need to put them on a board and move them around. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:46 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: Like this idea...RT @jeannevb: @SarahAlexis4 @LifesizeLD it makes u consider importance of EACH sentence (re: reading bkwrds) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:47 am           



 
@nisajaie: @craigary So why did they make you do that for if they optioned your script #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:47 am           



 
@liviaruas: @chera1110 @LisaGProsek That's good too! anything that helps us visualize the story. Any system that works for u is great #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:47 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: RT@wcmartell Whatever method gets results - thats what you should do. Results are what counts, no one cares how you did it. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:47 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Wow! You guys give great info! I'm always surprised how fast these chats go by. You're great! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:47 am           



 
@Devinho: @SKCOMEDY @elizabethkarr #scriptchat #tablereads There's a symbiosis between writers and actors. It's easy to forget why we're writing.
October 10, 2011, 12:48 am           



 
@nisajaie: I always play the movie in my head for a few days before I write the outline and then the script out. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:48 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: Rewriting is how you make your writing better. The more you rewrite it the better it gets. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:48 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: So true, a blur. RT @LisaGProsek: Wow! You guys give great info! I'm always surprised how fast these chats go by. You're great! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:48 am           



 
@art1032: I use the different colored stickies on the computer to help keep myself organized. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:48 am           



 
@liviaruas: @chera1110 @WookiesGirl @jeannevb @naultpullar interesting. backwards? I never heard of that before.. I may give it a try. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:48 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: I like that idea RT @art1032: I use the different colored stickies on the computer to help keep myself organized. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:48 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: @art1032 I use my !Pad next to my laptop to stay organized and keep notes. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:48 am           



 
@AllInky: One of the best rewrite tools for me? Time in the drawer. Perspective is impossible to get any other way, for me. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@nisajaie: Don't ask me to write a synopsis. That is so hard. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@lisamondello: Play the move & put together the soundtrack. RT @nisajaie: I always play the movie in my head for a few days before I write... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@jeannevb: @BlueRidgefilms are you liking it? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: RT @AllInky: One of the best rewrite tools for me? Time in the drawer. Perspective is impossible to get any other way, for me. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@chera1110: YES! RT @andrealmcneill: Rewriting is how you make your writing better. The more you rewrite it the better it gets. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@craigary: I like to do new draft while hanging upside down, using a purple pen, in my opposite hand, in different language. #scriptchat #revisionideas
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: Does anyone prefer to print out your draft and make notes in the margins and such for rewrites? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: That's why the transcripts are a weekly gift! ;) RT @Jamie_LD: So true, a blur. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: Use subtext. It is a more interesting way to write. It has more resonance. It asks more of the reader/viewer. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@wcmartell: RT @AllInky: One of the best rewrite tools for me? Time in the drawer. Perspective is impossible to get any other way, for me. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: @Jamie_LD I do. I always print my pages. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@nisajaie: @lisamondello Yes the soundtrack is important. Most of the time I type it out to music. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@jeannevb: absolutely! RT @chera1110: good 4 catching typos (re: read script backwards, line by line. advice from @naultpullar )#scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@art1032: @caramumfordfilm Thanks and r u taking ProSeries class? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:49 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: Me too. @AndreaLMcNeill: @Jamie_LD I do. I always print my pages. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:50 am           



 
@SPCWrite: @nisajaie synopsis makes me cringe but Id rather do them than a treatment! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:50 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: RT @AllInky: One of the best rewrite tools for me? Time in the drawer. Perspective is impossible to get any other way, for me. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:50 am           



 
@IngridElkner: Doing too many notes can be deadly when you take a break from your script. You don't want to read through 50 pages of notes. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:50 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Always. RT @Jamie_LD: Does anyone prefer to print out your draft and make notes in the margins and such for rewrites? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:50 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: @AndreaLMcNeill I feel better when I can write on the pages and marke them up. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:50 am           



 
@rdlln: @JennaAvery just checked my G+ and looks like @Matt_Macedo has bailed on tonight's @act_write Any1 else want to share pages? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:50 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: Helps us get better acquainted w/ chars. RT @nisajaie: I always play the movie in my head for a few days before I write... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:50 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: RT @craigary: [rewrite]... hanging upside down, using a purple pen, in my opposite hand, in different language. #scriptchat #revisionideas
October 10, 2011, 12:50 am           



 
@nisajaie: @SPCwrite Yes. I have never understood the treatment. You are going to have to read the script eventually so why waste my time. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:50 am           



 
@dwacon: I knew I forgot something this evening. Will join the last 10 minutes with my iced white tea...n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:50 am           



 
@jeannevb: Before AND after my 1st draft, I do synopsis. All the structure flaws pop. Always helps me see holes. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:51 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: It's also how people really talk and live. RT @andrealmcneill: Use subtext. It is a more interesting way to write. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:51 am           



 
@liviaruas: @LisaGProsek @Jamie_LD always! I like to hold my script. I feel I can read it better #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:51 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: Absolutely RT @Jamie_LD: Does anyone prefer to print out your draft and make notes in the margins and such for rewrites? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:51 am           



 
@fadeinsoftware: @Jamie_LD Of course Fade In Mobile will let you keep your screenplay in sync on both your laptop *and* your iPad. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:51 am           



 
@IngridElkner: @nisajaie With a good treatment, you can often go to draft off it, fill in the details. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:51 am           



 
@Eric_Haywood: Yes. Always. RT @Jamie_LD: Does anyone prefer to print out your draft and make notes in the margins and such for rewrites? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:51 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: Me! RT @Jamie_LD: Does anyone prefer to print out your draft and make notes in the margins and such for rewrites? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:51 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: @Jamie_LD For some reason as well, I see it differently than when it's on the monitor. My own insanity for sure. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:52 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: @art1032 Will be looking into their classes #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:52 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Me, too. Keeps me going. RT @jeannevb: Before AND after my 1st draft, I do synopsis. All the structure flaws pop. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:52 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: Smart & Savvy RT @jeannevb: Before AND after my 1st draft,I do synopsis. All the structure flaws pop. Always helps me see holes. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:52 am           



 
@jeannevb: The theory of retyping entire script is u have to choose each word...will you still choose same one? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:52 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: Oh! Good one.RT @jeannevb: Before AND after my 1st draft, I do synopsis. All the structure flaws pop. Always helps me see holes. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:52 am           



 
@jeannevb: @chera1110 *pours refill* #kindredspirit #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:53 am           



 
@dwacon: @Devinho @SKCOMEDY @elizabethkarr #tablereads An elephant never forgets. n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:53 am           



 
@nisajaie: @IngridElkner But I always write the script after I outline. The treatment always seems like an extra step I have to do after. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:53 am           



 
@JennaAvery: @rdlln Oh, too bad #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:53 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: Rewriting is where the screenplay takes form. The first draft is the easy part. This is where the technique and skill come in #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:53 am           



 
@craigary: With any script consulting client I have now I always make 'em write a treatment or outline before showing me any script. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:53 am           



 
@art1032: @caramumfordfilm Very cool, I love it. Got behind because of moving and some issues. But I'd take it again in a heartbeat. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:53 am           



 
@jeannevb: When I think script is "done", I do yet another synopsis. You'll need it for pitching anyway ;) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:53 am           



 
@Jamie_LD: @chera1110 @andrealmcneill So true. And I'm always afraid I missed something. On paper I know I have it all. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:54 am           



 
@CindyPCarroll: Good idea! RT @jeannevb: The theory of retyping entire script is u have to choose each word...will you still choose same one? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:54 am           



 
@dwacon: @SPCWrite @nisajaie Submit to a contest that gives a synopsis with the notes and your job is done.n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:54 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: @Jamie_LD @chera1110 my two buddies! Awww. Hugs you guys. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:54 am           



 
@nisajaie: @dwacon Ahh. That is the time saver. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:54 am           



 
@ZaraAltair: RT @jeannevb: When I think script is "done", I do yet another synopsis. You'll need it for pitching anyway ;) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:54 am           



 
@liviaruas: @jeannevb very true!!! that's my main problem, tho. I never know when it's done. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:54 am           



 
@SKCOMEDY: Many funding orgs outside US require treatments--they won't read spec scripts. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:54 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: I also like having a printed copy of my script in case *gulp* my electronic copies bite the dust somehow. #itshappened #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:55 am           



 
@jeannevb: 5 more minutes...spill your best rewrite advice! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:55 am           



 
@PennyAsh: @jeannevb I always figure it isn't done until it's published/produced and even then it's not done #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:55 am           



 
@kim_garland: And speaking of when are you done, this week I finish the ScreenwritingU ProSeries. Woot!!! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:55 am           



 
@art1032: Great tip!:)@dwacon @SPCWrite @nisajaie #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:55 am           



 
@ZaraAltair: RT @jeannevb: The theory of retyping entire script is u have to choose each word...will you still choose same one? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:55 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Yes! How can we know? RT @liviaruas: @jeannevb very true!!! thats my main problem, tho. I never know when its done. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:55 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: Make peace with the rewriting process - it's all there is. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:55 am           



 
@scriptchat: RT @caramumfordfilm: @jeannevb retyping entire script, synopsis before & after 1st draft, reading script backwards... so many new techniques to try! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:55 am           



 
@nisajaie: @LisaGProsek I do the same thing. And I thought I was being paranoid and over cautious. #itshappened #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:55 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: Love it or hate it, we just have to embrace the rewrite process & look at it as the means to craft the best possible script :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:55 am           



 
@Dark_Emergence: Always remember your original intention, your impetus, and compare that to your draft. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@ScreenwritingU: We'll do another FREE Rewrite teleclass Saturday, Oct. 15th at 2 PM. http://t.co/kBMXGQ5b #scriptchat #screenwriting
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Good advice! RT @PennyAsh: @jeannevb I always figure it isnt done until its published/produced and even then its not done #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@dwacon: RT @SKCOMEDY: Many funding orgs outside US require treatments--they wont read spec scripts. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@lisamondello: @kim_garland Congrats! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: Congrats! RT @kim_garland: And speaking of when are you done, this week I finish the ScreenwritingU ProSeries. Woot!!! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: I'm feeling incredible pressure that I need to go write and work on all this stuff we've been spouting off. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@art1032: RT @LifesizeLD: Make peace with the rewriting process - it's all there is. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@JennaAvery: RT @ScreenwritingU: We'll do another FREE Rewrite teleclass Saturday, Oct. 15th at 2 PM. http://t.co/gI3cMwWq #scriptchat #screenwriting
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: RT @LisaGProsek: I also like having a printed copy of my script in case *gulp* my electronic copies bite the dust. #itshappened #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: @PennyAsh Very true. The final rewrite is in the editing room. #filmmaking #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: We are! But it can pay off! RT @nisajaie: @LisaGProsek And I thought I was being paranoid and over cautious. #itshappened #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



  
@nisajaie: RT @elizabethkarr: @PennyAsh Very true. The final rewrite is in the editing room. #filmmaking #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@wcmartell: Your script is done when it's on the screen - up until that time you may still be rewriting it (I've done ADR dialogue). #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@nisajaie: @LisaGProsek Lol #itshappened #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@jeannevb: Sweet RT @ScreenwritingU: FREE Rewrite teleclass Sat, Oct. 15th at 2 PM http://t.co/eH0kXRvt #scriptchat #screenwriting #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@dwacon: @LisaGProsek I backup to a CD... a thumb drive... and an online backup service (like Symantec)... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:56 am           



 
@PennyAsh: @elizabethkarr Yep and even then there's always the director's cut #filmmaking #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:57 am           



 
@jeannevb: yes! #scriptchat RT @Xibee: @jeannevb i think writers become such speed readers that they forget sound & timing. Yes? No?
October 10, 2011, 12:57 am           



 
@IngridElkner: Whenever you think it's amazing & strong & perfect, it has a long way to go. Put it back in the drawer, get feedback. Re-edit. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:57 am           



 
@wcmartell: But you also need to know when it's time to send your script out into the world... and do that! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:57 am           



 
@nisajaie: @dwacon Do that too. Lol #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:57 am           



 
@ScreenwritingU: Congrats Kim! RT @kim_garland: And speaking of when are you done, this week I finish the ScreenwritingU ProSeries. Woot!!! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:57 am           



 
@art1032: RT @ScreenwritingU: We'll do another FREE Rewrite teleclass Saturday, Oct. 15th at 2 PM. http://t.co/kBMXGQ5b #scriptchat #screenwriting
October 10, 2011, 12:57 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Cool! RT @ScreenwritingU: FREE Rewrite teleclass Saturday, Oct. 15th at 2 PM. http://t.co/lvvXi8Tl #scriptchat #screenwriting #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:57 am           



 
@dwacon: @LifesizeLD The 3 dreaded words: “Page One Rewrite…” but the last time I was asked to do one came out with a much better script. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:57 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: Smart! RT @dwacon: @LisaGProsek I backup to a CD... a thumb drive... and an online backup service (like Symantec)... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:58 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: RT @wcmartell: Your script is done when its on the screen - until that time u may still be rewriting (Ive done ADR dialogue). #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:58 am           



 
@PennyAsh: @LisaGProsek TY #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:58 am           



 
@art1032: RT @dwacon: @LisaGProsek I backup to a CD... a thumb drive... and an online backup service (like Symantec)... #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:58 am           



 
@jeannevb: Absofuckinglutely RT @wcmartell: But you also need to know when its time to send your script out into the world... and do that! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:58 am           



 
@lisamondello: RT @ScreenwritingU: Well do another FREE Rewrite teleclass Saturday, Oct. 15th at 2 PM. http://t.co/iBVDGJUH #screenwriting #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:58 am           



 
@craigary: RT @wcmartell: Your script is done when it's on the screen - up until that time you may still be rewriting it (I've done ADR dialogue). #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:58 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: So welcome! RT @PennyAsh: @LisaGProsek TY #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:58 am           



 
@jeannevb: God bless tequila... oops, did I say that out loud? #rewritetip101 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:58 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: @wcmartell absolutely true #rewrites #adr John Alan Simon did a few of those in Radio Free Albemuth. @RFAmovie #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:58 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: @dwacon LOL! Yeah - it's unfortunate but sometimes necessary. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:58 am           



 
@lisamondello: RT @wcmartell: Your script is done when its on the screen - until that time u may still be rewriting (Ive done ADR dialogue). #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:58 am           



 
@SidKali: RT @jeannevb: God bless tequila... oops, did I say that out loud? #rewritetip101 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:59 am           



 
@dwacon: AMEN…pass the plate! RT @wcmartell: But you also need to know when its time to send your script out into the world… and do that! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:59 am           



 
@PennyAsh: RT @wcmartell: But you also need to know when it's time to send your script out into the world... and do that! #scriptchat Yep
October 10, 2011, 12:59 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: Hey @wcmartell - thanks for sharing so much great stuff! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 12:59 am           



 
@WookiesGirl: “@jeannevb: God bless tequila... oops, did I say that out loud? #rewritetip101 #scriptchat” Bless you jeanne. ;)
October 10, 2011, 12:59 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: RT @wcmartell: But you also need to know when its time to send your script out into the world... and do that! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:00 am           



 
@wcmartell: Folks it has been a pleasure, I need to get back to writing! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:00 am           



 
@LifesizeLD: Remember that we have some cool guests coming to #tvwriter chat in half an hour. Hope to see everyone there. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:00 am           



 
@Dark_Emergence: RT @wcmartell: Folks it has been a pleasure, I need to get back to writing! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:00 am           



 
@caramumfordfilm: Thanks for words of wisdom! RT @wcmartell: Folks it has been a pleasure, I need to get back to writing! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:00 am           



 
@OfficeHooky: Hear hear. @wcmartell - thanks for sharing so much great stuff! #scriptchat @LifesizeLD
October 10, 2011, 1:00 am           



 
@jeannevb: Next week we have @CarterSwan VP of @TriggerStreet talking First 15 Pages. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:00 am           



 
@SarahAlexis4: Hemingway did say "the first draft of anything is shit" so I guess it's the rewriting that makes it great. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:01 am           



 
@elizabethkarr: RT @LifesizeLD: Remember that we have some cool guests coming to #tvwriter chat in half an hour. Hope to see everyone there. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:01 am           



 
@LisaGProsek: RT @LifesizeLD: Remember that we have some cool guests coming to #tvwriterchat in half an hour. Hope to see everyone there. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:01 am           



 
@andrealmcneill: @wcmartell Thank you! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:01 am           




@lisamondello: Thanks for the wonderful chat on rewriting. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:01 am           




@jeannevb: @wcmartell always great having you here! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:01 am           




@PennyAsh: @jeannevb Must make sure to be here. So much of this helps no matter what you write #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:01 am           




@LisaGProsek: Looking forward to that! RT @jeannevb: Next week we have @CarterSwan VP of @TriggerStreet talking First 15 Pages. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:01 am           




@dwacon: @wcmartell Thanks Bill. See you on the red carpet! n #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:01 am           




@LisaGProsek: RT @SarahAlexis4: Hemingway did say "the first draft of anything is shit" so I guess its the rewriting that makes it great. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:02 am           




@IngridElkner: For easy-to-read notes from past chats & @skcomedy's comedy intensive seminar, check out Screenwriters Anon http://t.co/kbulLPCo #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:02 am           




@elizabethkarr: Crucial they are killer. RT @jeannevb: Next week we have @CarterSwan VP of @TriggerStreet talking First 15 Pages. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:02 am           




@nisajaie: @dwacon @wcmartell This lady will see you both on many red carpets. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:02 am           




@Megachrist: RT @elizabethkarr: Crucial they are killer. RT @jeannevb: Next week we have @CarterSwan VP of @TriggerStreet talking First 15 Pages. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:02 am           




@caramumfordfilm: Sounds good... I'll be here! RT @jeannevb: Next week we have @CarterSwan VP of @TriggerStreet talking First 15 Pages. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:02 am           




@art1032: Thank u @wcmartell and #treefort for all the great ifno Awesome #scriptchat as usual guys!:)
October 10, 2011, 1:02 am           




@jeannevb: If u miss @wcmartell during week, get his book & have him all to yourself http://t.co/5nzSKO53 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:02 am           




@dwacon: @jeannevb I got many bruises there... GOOD bruises. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:02 am           




@SarahAlexis4: Thanks for sharing all your great info/insight everybody. Have a good night! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:02 am           




@caramumfordfilm: Really good chat tonight... feeling ready to dive in to a new rewrite, but which technique to try first? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:03 am           




@art1032: RT @jeannevb: If u miss @wcmartell during week, get his book & have him all to yourself http://t.co/5nzSKO53 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:03 am           




@robertshutter: RT @nisajaie RT @elizabethkarr: @PennyAsh Very true. The final rewrite is in the editing room. #filmmaking #scriptchat: RT @elizabet...
October 10, 2011, 1:03 am           




@LifesizeLD: RT @jeannevb: If u miss @wcmartell during week, get his book & have him all to yourself http://t.co/slqswYNO #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:03 am           




@robertshutter: RT @PennyAsh @elizabethkarr Yep and even then there's always the director's cut #filmmaking #scriptchat: @elizabethkarr Yep and even ...
October 10, 2011, 1:04 am           




@nisajaie: Great #scriptchat as usual. Glad I was a part of it. Thanks #treefort!
October 10, 2011, 1:04 am           




@NYCanes: RT @IngridElkner: For easy-to-read notes from past chats & @skcomedy's comedy intensive seminar, check out Screenwriters Anon http://t.co/kbulLPCo #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:04 am           




@jeannevb: The bewitching hour is here. I'm grabbing transcript. Thank you so much for all your advice. YOU make our community what it is. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:04 am           




@elizabethkarr: lol Not to mention cuts and of course healing ointment. RT @dwacon: @jeannevb I got many bruises there... GOOD bruises. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:04 am           




@LisaGProsek: RT @caramumfordfilm: Really good chat tonight... feeling ready to dive in to a new rewrite, but which technique to try first? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:04 am           




@NYCanes: RT @LifesizeLD: Remember that we have some cool guests coming to #tvwriter chat in half an hour. Hope to see everyone there. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:04 am           




@jeannevb: @dwacon haha :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:04 am           




@LifesizeLD: See you at #tvwriter chat! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:05 am           




@LifesizeLD: Thanks @jeannevb - great chat as usual. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:05 am           




@jeannevb: Don't forget to check out #tvwriterchat each Sunday 9:30pm EDT http://www.tvwriterchat.com #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:05 am           




@PennyAsh: @jeannevb Loved it. Been away too long #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:06 am           




@CindyPCarroll: Great rewrite tips tonight! I'm going to use quite a few of them. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:06 am           




@Ludovicaa: RT @LifesizeLD: Every time I start a new project I'm convinced it will be the first ever perfect First-Draft in the history of the world. Sigh. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:06 am           




@liviaruas: @LisaGProsek @jeannevb every time I re read it, I always find something to fix it. I feel like I'll never completely finish #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:06 am           




@caramumfordfilm: Have a great week everyone! (Can't stay for #tvwriterchat tonight, still assembling #@$%! IKEA bed *grumble grumble*) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:06 am           




@jeannevb: While ur waiting for the #scriptchat transcript, read GREAT post by @filmutopia Screenwriting & Personal Honesty http://t.co/MBR9Kvwa
October 10, 2011, 1:07 am           




@LisaGProsek: @liviaruas That's how I feel, too. Every day our skills improve, and it's another chance to improve our work. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:07 am           




@AllInky: Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians! :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:07 am           




@jeannevb: @PennyAsh so glad you were here! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:07 am           




@PennyAsh: @jeannevb Thanks :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:07 am           




@jeannevb: @liviaruas @LisaGProsek I lost count of how many times I've rewritten #slaverybyanothername...but ea time it shines brighter #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:07 am           




@SarahAlexis4: Thanks @jeannevb for being a great moderator and for all your suggestions and info! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:08 am           




@whomadewhoprods: RT @jeannevb: While ur waiting for the #scriptchat transcript, read GREAT post by @filmutopia Screenwriting & Personal Honesty http://t.co/MBR9Kvwa
October 10, 2011, 1:09 am           




@LisaGProsek: Yes! Great work! RT @SarahAlexis4: Thanks @jeannevb for being a great moderator and for all your suggestions and info! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:09 am           




@nisajaie: RT @AllInky: Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians! :) #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:10 am           




@Jamie_LD: We have a don't miss guest(s) for #tvwriterchat tonight. http://t.co/vlj6SwO1 #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:10 am           




@jeannevb: @LisaGProsek @SarahAlexis4 Is my sincere pleasure to be here every week. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:10 am           




@nisajaie: @AllInky How have you been lady? It has been a while. I went MIA for a few months to pack and move to California. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:10 am           




@CindyPCarroll: @AllInky Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving to you too! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:11 am           




@Nate_G_Smith: Trying to figure how to jump a hurdle on #TheShepherd, I know that once I do the rest will gush out of me like water! #ScriptChat
October 10, 2011, 1:11 am           




@liviaruas: @LisaGProsek yeah, but I wanna finish! LOL but I do know that ea rewrite is an improvement #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:12 am           




@liviaruas: @jeannevb @LisaGProsek true. I like to send it to ppl to read ea time I do a rewrite, to see what kind of questions they have #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:13 am           




@elizabethkarr: Justin Halpern + Patrick Schumacker! RT @Jamie_LD: We have a dont miss guest(s) for #tvwriterchat tonight. http://t.co/mK489HOX #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:13 am           




@LisaGProsek: Yep! I totally understand! RT @liviaruas: yeah, but I wanna finish! LOL but I do know that ea rewrite is an improvement #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:13 am           




@555films: RT @elizabethkarr: Justin Halpern + Patrick Schumacker! RT @Jamie_LD: We have a dont miss guest(s) for #tvwriterchat tonight. http://t.co/mK489HOX #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:13 am           




@liviaruas: @LisaGProsek what are you working at the moment? #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:13 am           




@OfficeHooky: RT @jeannevb: Don't forget to check out #tvwriterchat each Sunday 9:30pm EDT http://www.tvwriterchat.com #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:16 am           




@chera1110: *smooches* thx you! @jeannevb *pours refill* #kindredspirit #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:17 am           




@liviaruas: @LisaGProsek i feel sometimes I overlook at things because I'm too close to the story, it;s good to have fresh eyes. #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:17 am           




@AllInky: @nisajaie Wonderful - thanks! And congrats on the move! I'm sure it will open up new opportunities for you! #scriptchat
October 10, 2011, 1:17 am           




@johnarusso: #scriptchat ok missed this. But am enjoying reading the chat backwards! Meet you at #tvwriterchat
October 10, 2011, 1:17 am

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